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Does The Callisto Protocol Have Co-op or Multiplayer?

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Horror action game The Callisto Protocol sees fighting for your life, but can you share the battle with another player? Does it support co-op or multiplayer?

After all, two heads can be better than one, provided they stay attached to their respective shoulders. And yes, in The Callisto Protocol there’s a real risk of losing yours; having backup would certainly help. So is there a co-op mode or, at least, some kind of multiplayer?

The answer is no. The Callisto Protocol does not have any kind of multiplayer mode, either co-op or head to head. This is strictly a single-player game, and while you do get a little assistance from other characters, there’s no human player controlling them.

Is that a bad thing? Not really. We’ve played a few games where multiplayer has come first and single-player has been almost an afterthought. Making The Callisto Protocol multiplayer would, we feel, have diminished it.

However, having said that, we would pay good money for a split-screen prequel that sees you and another player attempting to escape Black Iron prison, before any of the game’s horrors got loose.  Basically, we’re thinking of a sci-fi version of A Way Out, complete with split-screen.

Think escaping a terrestrial prison is hard? Now imagine having to get off-planet as well. There’d be no swimming for it, or crawling through a sewer pipe – you’d have to steal or sneak aboard a spaceship, all without the staff noticing you were gone.

But, as for The Callisto Protocol, there’s no multiplayer or co-op so you’ll be playing it solo.

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Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.