Striking Distance Studios allegedly cut a number of staff from the end credits of The Callisto Protocol despite them having offered key contributions to the finished product and working intensely on the survival horror title.
That’s according to former employees at the studio in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, which claims around 20 developers were omitted from the end credits for The Callisto Protocol.
This understandably came as a surprise to those left off the staff roll, and they said that Striking Distance Studios never communicated any policy of leaving staff members off the credits if they departed prior to the game’s launch.
[The credits omission] felt like an obvious F-U to those who were left out. Somebody wanted to send a message, and the message was, ‘Next time have a bit more loyalty to us.’
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Striking Distance Studios has come under fire before, with studio founder Glen Schofield seemingly endorsing crunch culture, although he later apologised and stated emphatically this was not his intention.
The Callisto Protocol was released in December 2022 for PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One. You can read our full review here.
[Source – GamesIndustry via Kotaku]