An earlier than expected New Game+ update for The Callisto Protocol just dropped with the January 19th Patch update! Originally, the feature was scheduled to launch with the Hardcore Mode around February 7th, but the surprise is certainly not unwelcome — many players have shared that they are jumping into the game to start another playthrough, with their progression now carrying over to a new save.
- The NG+ mode will require an active save file with a completed game. Your progression from the completed game should carry over to the new save: you will be able to collect all of your weapons, upgrades, and Callisto Credits at the first Reforge.
The update also addressed the Maximum Security Achievement/Trophy bug (and the related “The Protocol is About Life” achievement), and it looks like an additional NG+ completion trophy was added in as well.
PC players may also be pleased to head that there is now a Skip Cinematics button, mapped to the “Interact/Pickup” control (“E” by default). It’s not certain whether this change was introduced on consoles as well, since the patch notes do not mention it — if not, the discrepancy there is certainly a bit peculiar.
Of note are general performance, graphical, and crash optimizations (there is hoping that this cleaned up hiccups that remained after the first round of performance patches), and the issue where the players took damage vaulting over obstacles.
Below is the full list of updates added by the latest patch and, in case you were curious, all of the changes introduced into the game so far.
Did you see any difference in performance after jumping back into the game? What did you discover in the New Game+? And, quite importantly, console players — were you able to skip past the cutscenes? Share your thoughts and anything we have missed in the comments below!