Publisher Krafton and developer Striking Distance have announced The Callisto Protocol will get a season pass, and it will have some death animations paywalled behind it.
Confusion struck when the game’s Steam page was updated with details on its Season Pass, confirming some player death animations are only coming with the separate downloadable content.
Lots of other websites immediately ran stories suggesting this meant content in the base game was paywalled, however game director Glen Schofield was quick to deny the speculation:
“To be clear: We’re not holding anything back from the main game for the season pass,” he said in a tweet. “We haven’t even started work on this content yet.”
He added, “It’s all new stuff that we’ll be working on in the new year. Fans have asked for EVEN MORE deaths, so we’re making it a priority next year.”
The new death animations will be added to The Callisto Protocol in two bundles:
Contagion Bundle: Discover the ultimate survival horror experience with a new mode, Contagion. With reduced ammo and health drops, a customized difficulty and permadeath – there are no second chances to escape Black Iron Prison or the horrors lurking beneath the surface of Callisto. The Contagion Bundle also includes thirteen new Jacob death animations and the Watchtower Skin Collection.
Riot Bundle: Venture into a previously undiscovered area of Black Iron Prison and battle through waves of brutal enemies. Gather credits to upgrade your weapons, or forge new ones, and survive the onslaught as long as you can in Riot, an all-new mode. The Riot Bundle also includes twelve new enemy death animations and the Engineer Skin Collection.