The Callisto Protocol Developer Responds to Paywall Complaints


Earlier this week, The Callisto Protocol developer Striking Distance Studios revealed all the content of the game’s season pass. The season pass features story DLC and skins, which are basically the standard for additional content in the video game industry. However, it will also feature a new hard mode and death animations for both Jacob and his opponents. That upset some fans, with many accusing the developer of locking such content behind a paywall. Director Glen Schofield took note of these complaints and revealed On twitter that the team has not yet started any work on this content.

“To be clear: we are not hiding anything from the core game for the season pass. We haven’t even started working on this content yet,” Schofield wrote. “It’s all new stuff that we’ll be working on in the new year. The fans have called for EVEN MORE kills, so we’re making it a priority next year.”

For those who are unsure about buying the game’s season pass, this should come as a relief! When done correctly, downloadable content is a great way for a developer to extend the life of a game, while keeping players engaged. Unfortunately, some companies have abused the system, withholding finished content and charging extra after release, and some have even been caught blocking content that’s already on disk, something that happened with resident Evil 6. Given that history, players can hardly be blamed for worrying about these reports, so it’s a good thing Schofield cleared the air!

There is a lot of expectation around The Callisto Protocol, and it could be the last big game to launch in 2022. Whether the game will live up to the hype remains to be seen, but fans can find out for themselves when it launches on December 2 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and PC. Until then, readers can check out all of our previous coverage here.

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