The Callisto Protocol Flops So Hard That Its CEO, COO, and CFO Are All Leaving

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The Callisto Protocol has performed so badly for Striking Distance Studios that three of its top executives are leaving, mere years after the studio was founded in 2019. Glen Schofield, Dead Space series co-creator and studio founder, is planning to abandon his CEO post at Striking Distance for “new opportunities,” while its chief operating officer and chief financial officer are also jumping ship, according to coverage from Bloomberg (alternate link). “The studio’s plans remain unaffected,” a representative for Krafton, publisher and owner, said.

Chief Development Officer Steve Papoutsis will take over as CEO. In a statement, Schofield said his departure was “bittersweet, but I know the studio is in excellent hands.”

In January, analysts said the horror game was on track to sell 2 million copies, missing Krafton’s target of 5 million. In recent months, Striking Distance laid off more than 30 staffers. The company’s website now shows around 90 employees.

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