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In my opinion, Dead Space was the best new IP of the PS3/360 generation, along with the Souls games. I'd go as far as to say they're two of the greatest survival-horror games ever made and they're still extremely playabale today and have aged far more gracefully than the Resident Evil games. But EA being EA means this rather wonderful sci-fi/horror IP is now dead (even though the ideas for DS4 sounded great) and despite a resurgence in survival horror lately, no developer seemed willing to make a spiritual successor. Until now. The Callisto Protocol was revealed at the Game Awards and is helmed by Glen Schofield, the creator of Dead Space. Dead Space 2 director Steve Papoutsis is part of the team of around 100 people as well. It's being developed by the new studio Striking Distance and published by PUGB publisher KRAFTON, so it looks like those PUGB millions are being put to good use. And yes, it's a single player survival horror game. Set on Jupiter’s moon Callisto in the year 2329, The Callisto Protocol is a next-generation take on survival horror. The game challenges players to escape the maximum security Black Iron Prison and uncover its terrifying secrets. A blend of horror, action and immersive storytelling, the game aims to set a new bar for horror in interactive entertainment. “We’ve built a world class studio of passionate developers that is ready to once again tackle one of our all-time favorite genres—survival horror. We’re setting out to make one of the most terrifying games of all time, and we can’t wait to share more about The Callisto Protocol next year.” —Glen Schofield, Founder and CEO, Striking Distance Studios https://www.callistothegame.com/en This now joins Returnal and Elden Ring as my most anticipated game in development, because space horror is the best horror. Also, if you want to see how many Dead Space references there are in the reveal trailer, watch this: https://www.ign.com/videos/is-the-callisto-protocol-the-dead-space-successor-weve-been-waiting-for-rewind-theater
About time the PS5's most promising game gets its own thread. So what is Returnal? If you'd throw Housemarqe's arcade heritage, roguelikes, Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow/Live Die Repeat, Bloodborne and a pinch of P.T. in a blender, you'd get Returnal. For an overview: https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/games/returnal/ Reveal trailer: Then there is this Game Awards trailer: And there is my favourite trailer, the recently released gameplay trailer that is an onslaught of particles, neon coloured bullets, massive tentacled creatures, sci-fi mystery and cool music. Watch in 4K and with good sound: More info on the PS Blog: https://blog.playstation.com/2020/12/10/returnal-launches-on-ps5-march-19-2021/ I have high hopes for this and that's also based on things I can't talk about.
No, the second season of Stranger Things hasn't jumped ship to Amazon. It's a sci-fi pilot based on The Book of Strange New Things. Richard Madden (Game of Throne's Robb Stark) stars as a priest who goes to space to help found a new colony and spread Christianity to the natives. Naturally, his own faith is tested in some way. I don't know the book so I have no idea.