The Callisto Protocol is already on sale but at the same speed that it seems to become a success, so do the controversies that are accompanying it and that have PC users smoking pipes and angry as they have rarely been. viewed. Among other things because the hype was so great that seeing the final result has put some who already see in this title a kind of ” Cyberpunk 2077 of 2022″ (well, not so much).
What is happening?
Well, basically the problem is that the game is not as optimized as it should be and proof of this is that, despite not being too demanding in its requirements to start it up, players who have good hardware are finding with incomprehensible FPS drops and stuttering issues. So they have not been amused having to play some games in those conditions.
The problem reaches so much that it is evident that Striking Distance Studios has looked more towards AMD than Nvidia , so it is in the latter case where practically all the complaints of those who have GeForce models and have resorted to the opinions on Steam are concentrated. to show your discomfort. Among all of them, you can read cases of users who, despite having cards as powerful as the RTX 3080 or 3090Ti, suffer those FPS drops and some errors that are incomprehensible in a product with these characteristics.
In addition to all of the above, the developers of The Callisto Protocol have not had the slightest qualms about supporting AMD’s famous FSR 2.0 and leaving out Nvidia’s DLSS , which already tells us a bit about what has been the priority for the developer studio.
What does Sony have to do with it?
Well, after the facts we go with the evidence. That is, news that could point in the direction of why what is happening with The Callisto Protocol is happening . And it is that a few weeks ago we found out that Striking Distance Studios had reached a kind of special agreement with Sony to work together and in a much more specific way on the game, investing in resources that, obviously, would benefit the PlayStation versions.
You don’t have to go far to know that PlayStation 5 equips a Zen 2 chip developed by AMD for the Japanese and that, therefore, this aid will not have been developed to bring the best possible product to PC or Xbox, but rather to consoles. from sony. Now then, that the version for Sony machines is worked more and better with more means (up to 150 extra workers as a result of the agreement) can it mean that the PC version is neglected to the extent that is being seen?
We will see what Striking Distance Studios says but, in view of the events (the errors) and the indications (the agreement with Sony), it will be very difficult to explain why AMD’s rival has been so affected. with a game that seems destined to be one of the GOTY of 2022. Or not anymore?