The Callisto Protocol reviews are out, and they are a far cry from what Dead Space fans were hoping to see. To be clear, it’s not a “bad” game by any means, but quite a few important aspects of the game – including its combat and characters – have been unanimously criticized, resulting in an average metascore of 76/100 on Metacritic for the PS5 version, based on 37 critic reviews. Apparently, this isn’t enough for publisher Krafton’s investors.
Why The Callisto Protocol reviews didn’t please investors
As The Callisto Protocol’s embargo lifted and its reviews went live, Krafton’s stock fell by 8.41 percent at the Korea Stock Exchange in Seoul. According to Japan-based industry analyst Dr Serkan Toto of Kantan Games, investors were hoping that The Callisto Protocol would become Krafton’s next major IP after PUBG.
Stock in Krafton, the company behind The Callisto Protocol studio Striking Distance, closed down -8.41% today in Seoul.
TCP’s metacritic score is in the mid 70s, apparently too low for Krafton investors who were hoping the IP could become a new pillar for the PUBG company.
— Dr. Serkan Toto / Kantan Games Inc. (@serkantoto) December 2, 2022
It remains to be seen if things change should The Callisto Protocol’s commercial performance trump its critic performance.