The Callisto Protocol developers have revealed new details about the enemies, who will apparently be able to ambush and adapt to the tactics of the players.
Striking Distance has revealed new details about the enemies of The Callisto Protocol , explaining that some will constantly be with breath on the player’s neck like the Xenomorph from Alien Isolation .
In an interview with PC Gamer, The Callisto Protocol developers said they took inspiration from Creative Assembly’s survival horror to make enemies unpredictable and make sure the player never feels safe.
“Things track you in our game, the grunts sometimes find a way,” chief technical officer Mark James tells me. “They don’t always attack you, they’ll move into a grate and you’ll hear them around you and they’ll pop up in another grate somewhere else: there’s a better attack spot for them. So they’re looking for spaces in which they can actually make the jump happen, rather than just attacking straightaway.”
In the latest gameplay trailer of The Callisto Protocol shown at Gamescom 2022 we saw the protagonist use a special ability that allows you to throw enemies against elements of the scenario. This is just one of the many tricks up the player’s sleeve to survive, but the developers warn that it will not always be possible to rely on it.
In addition, the enemies in some cases will be able to adapt to the player’s tactics, making his life even more difficult. For example, hitting an opponent several times with the truncheon he will begin to assume a defensive position, ready to intercept the next blow. In other cases, however, it will be possible to notice how the enemies will try to defend their most vulnerable points.
“We have these ‘smart moments.’ One of the things we focused on early on was the idea of having smart and adaptable opponents,” added James.
The Callisto Protocol will be available starting December 2, 2022 for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S and One.