The Callisto Protocol Interview

The Callisto Protocol’s New Game Plus Mode Has Arrived Early

Hope it didn't jump scare ya!

The Callisto Protocol, the spooky sci-fi horror from some of the minds behind Dead Space, has been slowly getting some great updates based on player feedback since it launched on December 2nd.

Now, Striking Distance Studios has announced the arrival of yet another major update that brings a much-requested feature to the game in the form of a New Game+ option, alongside other bug fixes and improvements. The New Game+ mode will be available to anyone who’s finished the game (naturally) but the studio hasn’t explained in detail just what will carry over from a completed save.

The New Game+ option was originally scheduled to launch alongside a planned “Hardcore Mode” on February 7th, but it’s dropped early as a surprise. You can see the patch notes provided by Striking Distance below:

Callisto Protocol V 3.01 Update (New Game Plus)


  • Users who previously completed the game will have access to NewGame+ after the patch.


  • Fixed an issue where some users were not correctly granted the “The Protocol is About Life” achievement

  • Added New Game Plus. Complete the game to unlock New Game Plus and carry your pression over to a new save. All weapons, upgrades, and Callisto Credits can be collected at the first Reforge

  • General performance optimizations across all platforms

  • Players no longer take damage when vaulting over obstacles

  • Fixed multiple issues where certain camera angles or progression paths could cause environments to stream out and allow Jacob to fall through the ground

  • Consistency pass on cabinets, lockers, and shelves to display correctly in High Contrast mode

  • Voice leveling and subtitle mismatch adjustments across localized languages


  • Fixed low frequency crash in the Tunnels level during the Two Head fight

  • Skip Cinematics button has been mapped to the Interact/Pickup input

  • Fixed a long hitch when enabling Ray-Traced Shadows in the main menu

  • Prevented mouse cursor from displaying during some area transitions


  • Fixed low frequency crash in Snowcat when Jacob is talking to Dani

Coinciding with this, the game is currently on special on Amazon, so if you’re keen to check it out for yourself you can grab it below:

We gave The Callisto Protocol an 8/10 in our review, saying “The Callisto Protocol is a modest starting point for what I hope will flourish into another heavy-hitting horror franchise. It’s gory and gratuitous, with an endlessly satisfying combat system.”