The Callisto Protocol was one of the great gaming hopes, especially for Dead Space fans, but success failed to materialize. Now even the studio founder and Dead Space creator is throwing in the towel.
Actually, all signs were pointing to a hit with The Callisto Protocol. Striking Distance Studios, founded by Dead Space veteran Glen Schofield, had invested well over $100 million in development, thanks to funding from PUBG publisher Krafton. The early reports about the game were equally promising.
However, the final result did not live up to hopes. The sci-fi horror received mixed reviews from the press and fans and sales fell well below expectations. Instead of the targeted five million copies, only around two million were sold – a complete financial failure.
In June, development of the game was finally stopped after the final DLC The Final Transmission concluded the events. The studio laid off some of the employees and announced a realignment. As Bloomberg now reports, the story of Striking Distance Studios doesn’t end there.
It has now become known that studio founder Glen Schofield has now thrown in the towel himself and left the company to “pursue new opportunities”, according to a statement from publisher Krafton. According to the report, the chief operating officer and the chief financial officer are also leaving the developer, pretty much the entire management team – voluntarily, as Krafton confirms. The new studio boss will be the previous Chief Development Officer Steve Papoutsis.
What happens next with the studio remains to be seen.
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