Krafton shares plunge after launch of The Callisto Protocol

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Krafton shares fell notably on the Korea Stock Exchange on Friday, coinciding with the release of The Callisto Protocol and reviews of the game being released.

The third-person survival horror game is the latest title from the South Korean company behind PUBG: Battlegrounds and TERA, and the debut game from its California-based development studio Striking Distance.

The brainchild of Dead Space creator and Striking Distance CEO Glen Schofield challenges players to escape from a maximum-security prison on Jupiter’s moon Callisto in the year 2320, after a mysterious outbreak begins transforming its members. recluses into monstrous creatures.

It was released on Friday, and reviews were posted an hour and a half before the Korea Stock Exchange closed. Krafton closed with a fall of 8.41%, to its lowest price since November 11.

The game currently has scores of 75 (Xbox Series X/S and PC) and 76 (PS5) on the famed review website. Metacritic.

Although respectable, Serkan Toto, chief executive of Tokyo-based game industry consultancy Kantan Games, suggested the scores appeared to have been lower than some investors expected.

The Callisto Protocol It is available for consoles and PC. You can read our review by following this link.

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