Callisto Protocol’s Steam page already lists the same PC system requirements ahead of its release next Friday, December 2. While certainly not as demanding as the recent Gotham Knights, the required specs lean toward mid-range rigs, requiring an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 to run the game at minimum settings. The list is also slightly inconsistent, as the requirements seem to be very close in some places. Going from minimum specs to recommended specs sees only a small jump over same-generation GTX 1070 cards, although an additional 8GB of RAM is required for optimal performance. Callisto Protocol launches on all major platforms – PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X.
That said, Nvidia’s GTX 1060 is the most popular graphics card with a hefty 7.39 percent margin, according to Steam’s Hardware Survey. While developer Striking Distance Studios didn’t specify whether it’s asking for the 3GB or 6GB version, the inclusion of an AMD Radeon RX 580 suggests the latter — as it’s only available in 8GB.
Additionally, Callisto Protocol will use Denuvo’s anti-tampering measures, which are known to cripple gaming performance on PCs. WB Games Montréal was one of the few major developers to remove the DRM to fix Gotham Knights’ poor performance just days after release. This also has the unfortunate side effect of making it easy to create pirated copies.
Callisto Protocol PC System Requirements
The list of PC specs for Callisto Protocol was updated from the Steam store page, and common requirements are Windows 10 64-bit OS and 75 GB of available storage.
Callisto Protocol Minimum PC Requirements
- Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 2600
- Graphics card (GPU): Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
- Memory: 8GB
- DirectX: Version 11
Recommended PC Requirements for the Callisto Protocol
- Processor (CPU): Intel Core i7-8700 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600
- Graphics card (GPU): Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX 5700
- Memory: 16GB
- DirectX: Version 12
Callisto Protocol Season Ticket
Callisto Protocol’s Steam page has also been updated to list the Season Pass content that comes with the Deluxe Edition. Priced at Rs. 2,999, which adds four items to the base game, including the Outer Way Skin Collection, a story DLC, a Riot Bundle that puts you in a wave-based mode, and a permadeath mode for those looking for a soul-crushing experience. The final two bundles also detail 25 new death animations — 13 for protagonist Jacob Lee and 12 for enemies — suggesting they’re locked behind a paywall.
In response to the chatter, Striking Distance Studios founder and CEO Glen A. Schofield confirmed on Twitter that the team won’t be “reserving anything from the season ticket’s main game.” As it turns out, animation is something completely new, and the developers haven’t even started working on it yet. “Fans are asking for more deaths, so we’re making this a priority next year,” the tweet read.
To be clear: we’re not holding anything back for the season pass’s main game. We haven’t even started working on this yet. These are all new things we will be working on in the new year. Fans are asking for more deaths, so we’re making that a priority for next year.
– Glen A. Schofield (@GlenSchofield) November 23, 2022
From the creators of Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol is a third-person space survival horror game that takes you on a deadly journey through the sewage system of interstellar space. Set in the year 2320 on Jupiter’s dead moon Callisto, players take control of prisoner Jacob and make his way through eerie corridors as parasitic aliens start closing in on you. In addition to guns, players are equipped with an assortment of melee weapons and telekinesis, allowing you to grab enemies from a distance and throw them between razor-sharp knives, giant spinning blades, and heavy gates. Like Dead Space, Callisto Protocol relies heavily on dismemberment, letting you rip limbs apart, boosting the game’s ESRB rating to a mature 17+.
Callisto Protocol launches December 2 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X.