The Callisto Protocol Developer Hit With Layoffs

The Callisto Protocol layoffs

Some more bad news for the gaming industry as Striking Distance Studios, the developer behind The Callisto Protocol, had layoffs on Tuesday.

The news was broken via various LinkedIn posts.

“I’m so sorry to see the layoffs at Striking Distance Studios,” Patrick Bostwick of Pixelated Talent and formerly of Striking Distance Studios said. “It took many years to assemble such amazing talents. Without a doubt, this group of people are some of the most talented in the industry.”

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“I was impacted by the layoffs at Striking Distance Studios today and am looking for a new opportunity as a Senior Environment Artist/ World Builder,” senior environment artist Matthew Smith posted.

As far as the scale of the layoffs are concerned, that information isn’t currently known. The studio also has yet to publicly comment on the layoffs.

The Callisto Protocol was released back in December 2022. The game was met with mixed reviews from both critics and players. Though it did sell over 2 million copies, it didn’t reach its initial sales target of 5 million against a $162 million development budget.

Insider Gaming has reached out to Striking Distance Studios for comments on the layoffs. This story will be updated should a response be received.

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  1. It’s the way every other Industry works, R&D a product if it meets or exceeds expectations then rinse and repeat however if it fails which this game did expect downsizing.

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