The Callisto Protocol stuttering issues lead to 'Mostly Negative' reviews on Steam

The Callisto Protocol
(Image credit: Krafton)

The Callisto Protocol has received negative user reviews on Steam due to stuttering issues.

The new game from Striking Distance Studios might've only just launched earlier today on December 2, but it already holds a 'Mostly Negative' badge for users review on Steam. That's after over 2,000 reviews have been filed for The Callisto Protocol, mind you.

The source of the user reviews seems to stem from stuttering issues. One user review calls it "the stutter protocol," while others warns potential players off buying The Callisto Protocol on PC right now, at least until Striking Distance Studios remedies the ongoing stuttering issues.

Several user reviews also highlight that they even have RTX 3080 graphics cards, and this still isn't enough to get The Callisto Protocol for stop stuttering. It's clear then that players aren't seeing stuttering due to any lacking hardware on their end, as the RTX 3080 proves.

So far, there's no word on whether Striking Distance Studios plans to address any of the stuttering issues players are facing on PC, with new patches and updates. It's worth noting that RockPaperShotgun's review of the game, one of the few PC reviews published earlier today, also highlights severe stuttering issues with the game, as well as general performance issues at large.

Check out our guide on The Callisto Protocol weapons if you're in the early hours of the new game and want to give yourself the best chance of surviving the horrors. 

You can read our The Callisto Protocol review for what we made of one of Dead Space's masterminds returning to horror. We've also published our Need for Speed Unbound review, if that's more your speed. 

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.