Highly anticipated games tend to leak nowadays most frequently, and the leaks spread like wildfire on the internet, which fans crave for. However, leaks do more harm than good to the respective game and the team behind it as they have worked hard to build an art piece with a surprise element, and if that leaks, the surprise element gets spoiled for the fans, ultimately damaging the reputation of the game as gamers tend to create an early opinion based on a leaked out of context footage of the game.
For example, the final boss fight for Sonic Frontiers got leaked days before its release. It also suffered various leaks at major gaming events, including TGS, Gamescom, and EGX London. Similarly, around 20 minutes of gameplay footage of Need for Speed Unbound leaked recently. But have you ever heard about a complete walkthrough of a game that got leaked online a couple of days before its release?
Well, that is what happened with Striking Dance’s upcoming highly anticipated horror survival game, The Callisto Protocol; if the first 13 minutes weren’t enough, that also got leaked earlier this week. Yes, you read that right; from the opening scene till the end credits, around 15 hours of gameplay footage of The Callisto Protocol has leaked online via live streams on Twitch.
The gameplay of The Callisto Protocol was live-streamed on Twitch on a channel that goes by the name of thaiger_gnasher_. Interestingly, at the time of writing this article, no action has been taken against the leaked gameplay from Striking Dance Studios. And to be honest, what more harm can be done after the whole game leaked online before its official launch.
On the bright side, fans appreciated the game. They loved the ultra realistic animations of The Callisto Protocol and the sweet length of the game. Furthermore, the horror elements of the game are also on par with its spiritual predecessor. And it looks like the game inspired by the iconic Dead Space series mechanics has become successful in impressing horror survival fans with its gameplay and terrifying visuals (in a good way).
Other than this, the length of the game is now confirmed to be around 15 hours, which validates the claims by The Callisto Protocol’s creative director Glen Schofield. However, he also assured that special ‘beta paths’ are designed for players interested in further exploring the Black Iron Prison; the side quests or beta paths were not leaked, and only the 15 hours long main storyline was live streamed.
If you want to have a spoiler-free experience in exploring the horrors of the Black Iron Prison, then we advise you to stay away from the internet for a couple of days until the game is launched globally.
The game is now available to pre-order across all major gaming marketplaces. On Steam, the standard day-one edition of the game will cost you $49.99, while the Digital Deluxe Edition has a price tag of $69.99. In addition, there are various additional perks that Deluxe Edition owners will enjoy.
The Callisto Protocol will be released on 2nd December 2022 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC.
So what are your thoughts about this? Have you pre-ordered the game? Let us know in the comment section below.
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