Space survival horror shooter Callisto Protocol it has now received two major patches after several versions The launch had performance issues, and more solutions are on the way. After releasing the latest update to address frame rate drops and other issues with the Xbox Series X/S edition, Striking Distance Studios said they are listening to player feedback and continuing to work on the game improve where possible.
“We’re listening, working hard on updates, and will have details to share on upcoming improvements early this week,” tweeted the development team in abstinence that will be familiar to anyone who has bought a popular game at launch in the last five years. “Thank you for your patience.” Director Glen Schofield reiterated that sentiment in a a separate tweetadding, “We want you to play the game as intended.”
Although our reviewer Ashley Bardhan didn’t have many issues on PS5 while playing for her Callisto Protocol review, players on PC and even Xbox Series X/S weren’t as lucky. Many critics bombarded the PC version on Steam with claims of poor frame rates, bugs, and frequent game crashes, especially when ray tracing was turned on. “More like ‘Stuttering Protocol,'” some players joked. Many of those issues were also supported Digital Foundrybreakdown of performance analysis of the game.
PC patch that went out shortly after launch they seemed to address most of the frame rate stuttering issues, but players on Xbox Series X/S were reporting similar problems. Today’s latest update for the console version is aimed at fixing some of the frame rate and crashing issues reported by players so far, but complaints about ray tracing on the Series X version may take more time. “We are aware of issues with ray-tracing reflections that we are dealing with,” the studio wrote. “More information is coming this week.”
Despite the quick updates and responsiveness from the developers, Callisto ProtocolShipping issues again raise questions about the big state games that are dropped in, and whether the game was rushed out. Schofield came on fire earlier this year for promoting a studio crunch in a tweet he later retracted, with Bloomberg reporting that at least some developers at Striking Distance Studios felt pressured to work overtime.
Callisto Protocol It’s also one of the first third-party games to have a premium price of $70 on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, despite only costing $60 on PC. It also has a full set of paid season pass DLC coming, including a new death animation for the main character and additional story content. Although it’s not a live service game, it definitely depends on a game that won’t be finished until now a few months from now where a free update adds a new plus and hardcore game difficulty mode, and more patches have addressed the remaining bugs and performance deficiencies.