Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified developer changes name, goes mobile

The developer of Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified is reorganizing to focus on downloadable and mobile games. Nihilistic Software announced on its website last night that it will become nStigate Software, a smaller studio which will move away from the retail space.

Nihilistic said it has no plans for layoffs or emerging from the situation with any debt, though it will "get leaner as some of our talent finds new homes, and emerge as a smaller and more focused company." Nihilistic had been around for 14 years, in that time working on Resistance: Burning Skies, PlayStation Move Heroes, and the indefinitely delayed Starcraft Ghost, among others.

LightBox Interactive, another formerly Sony-contracted developer,  yesterday announced 24 layoffs and a similar change in focus from consoles to mobile.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified is scheduled to launch on PlayStation Vita alongside Black Ops 2 on November 13.


  • DrizztP - October 21, 2012 2:16 a.m.

    Well I suppose its the start of the excuse as to why Declassified is going to be crap. Time focus on one tap simple games to appease the brain dead masses waiting in line for their next iPhone for 5 days.
  • malcolm-reynolds - October 19, 2012 3:19 p.m.

    Can't wait! No second chance! I love these games, mostly the guns. I just got a M4 like in the game and they have a bunch of other guns from different games.
  • Fraught - October 19, 2012 7:21 a.m.

    Maybe they wouldn't have to reconfigure their policy like this if they knew what the fuck they were doing with the properties they developed/are developing.
  • tehtimeisnow - October 19, 2012 12:21 a.m.

    good im glad to see more game makers go mobile and makeing iphone games cuz ipohne is the future of gameing and its the best handheld experneince u can have. that said i think call of duty games r some of the hihgest quaelty games money can by so if someone that worked for call of duty is starting makeing iphone games i think they have a brite future and it shuold b some truly revelutoinary games

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