Gamescom is going gory with Callisto Protocol gameplay during ONL

Looking forward to The Callisto Protocol? Well, new gory gameplay is coming during Gamescom 2022’s Opening Night Live, according to event host Geoff Keighley

Callisto Protocol Gamescom gameplay Opening Night Live: a man in a space suit with an orange face light

Gamescom 2022 is fast approaching and the Opening Night Live showcase, hosted by Geoff Keighley, is going to be packed with updates and announcements from some of the hottest upcoming games out there – including Striking Distance Studios’ The Callisto Protocol. How do we know this? Well, Keighley has only gone and confirmed that brand new gameplay footage from the ex-Dead Space devs’ game is coming during this year’s introductory showcase.

On August 17 at 06:00 PST / 09:00 EST / 14:00 BST, Keighley shared confirmation that “brand new gameplay from [The Callisto Protocol] will debut during Opening Night Live” and added that Striking Distance Studios’ founder and CEO Glen Schofield “is flying all the way to [Gamescom] to join [Keighley] live on stage”.

If this doesn’t get your blood flowing, Keighley went on to reveal that he has seen a sneak preview of the footage coming to Gamescom 2022’s Opening Night Live showcase and claimed that it was “even a step beyond the [Summer Game Fest] footage” we saw earlier in the year.

Of course, whether that is true remains to be seen. However, from what we know of The Callisto Protocol and its’ Dead Space-like action-horror gameplay, we’re in for a treat no matter what.

This announcement from Keighley is just one of several – with confirmation that a new game from the Subnautica devs will be shown during Gamescom 2022’s Opening Night Live being the first post to be shared regarding the showcase’s lineup.

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However, we also know that Starfield will be at Gamescom thanks to VASCO the robot and we’re expecting to see more from Portkey Games’ Wizarding World action-RPG. This comes just days after the Hogwarts Legacy release date was pushed back into 2023, so fans are eager to see what they’ll be waiting for. It’s also been confirmed that Dying Light 2’s Bloody Ties DLC will feature – and Evil Dead The Game is teasing additional content for Season Pass 1. There’s a lot that could be coming, basically.

However, at the moment, this is all we know for sure. Who knows, we might even see MultiVersus game director Tony Huynh make an appearance. It’s one of the best fighting games right now and there’s a lot to look forward to from this fighter in the coming weeks – like the fact that MultiVersus’ Gizmo and Stripe could be two sides of the same coin. Although, we’re not sure about that.