CEO of Nihilistic Software, Robert Huebner says that Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified has been tailor made for the Playstation Vita and the experience that it can provide.
He explains in an interview on the semi-official Activison, One Swords Blog, that the goal was never to do a re-make for Sony’s latest handheld console.
“The goal was not to make a product that is a port of any past or present Call of Duty game, but to make a tailored experience for the Vita that adds new content and new background about Woods and Mason’s careers for players who have played the original Call of Duty: Black Ops and will almost certainly be picking up Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” he explained.
With the mammoth franchise dominating consoles, shrinking the tried and trusted formula that makes the series a success is the most logical approach to the game, the platform it will be released on and the user experience it can provide.
Though it may make the most sense when bringing a console franchise to the Playstation Vita, many fans are already voicing concern at the lack of some of the core features, 6v6 multiplayer and the single player “Hostiles” mode in place of the traditional Zombies are just a few that have been mentioned.
Whether this one will be a success is not clear, Activision seem to be distancing themselves from the game, with very little in the way of marketing and the reaction from fans, were just going to have to wait and see.