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The Callisto Protocol
PC graphics performance review and analysis
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The Callisto Protocol has been a hot topic in the PC gaming community, and with good reason. The AMD-sponsored title promises to deliver a top-notch gaming experience to PC gamers, with cutting-edge graphics and performance capabilities. That last bit proofs to be a bit more challenging. We'll put the platform to the test by evaluating its graphics card performance. A good number of graphics cards, including the latest AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce models, will be benchmarked and compared. This will give us a clear picture of how well the Callisto Protocol performs on PC hardware and what kind of gaming experience players can expect. The Callisto Protocol has been developed primarily for the latest generation of consoles but is also available on previous generation Xbox and PlayStation. This means that even nine-year-old hardware should be able to run the game, although the PC version is not exactly a lightweight game, as you will find out.
The Callisto Protocol is set in the year 2320, and revolves around the planet Callisto and the adventures of space pilot Jacob Lee, played by renowned actor Josh Duhamel. The game begins with a dramatic twist when Jacob and his partner are attacked while transporting a hazardous material, causing their ship to crash on Callisto. To Jacob's shock, he finds himself handcuffed and taken to the notorious Black Iron Prison. Despite his attempts to prove his innocence, he is disregarded and thrown into a prison complex where a mysterious disease is spreading, turning both prisoners and guards into zombie-like creatures. As the game progresses, players must navigate through the prison to escape and uncover the truth behind the outbreak and those responsible for it. The Callisto Protocol runs on the Unreal 4 engine and utilizes FSR 2 technology to enable upscaling. The game does not support DLSS. The game is available on both DirectX 11 and 12, with the latter allowing players to enable ray tracing. Based on the initial benchmarks, it's clear that the platform is capable of delivering a premium gaming experience with nice graphics and okay performance if you select the right quality settings. When released in December, the game was still in its early days, and there were some bugs and performance issues to iron out. We waited until the game got patched.
In this article, we'll take a closer look at the Callisto Protocol from a PC graphics performance and PC gaming perspective.