The PlayStation Vita Call of Duty – dubbed Declassified – is out next month, and is seriously struggling to gain much in the way of positive reception from fans after some relatively lacklustre conference showings recently.
From “improved but not really” visuals and a limited multiplayer, this is a Call of Duty that seriously needs to impress, and quickly. One of the cool things it could have done was feature Zombies mode, but that’s not likely.
“Only Activision and Sony have the power to greenlight Zombies mode for CoD Vita,” the studio said on Twitter recently. “We would love to do it if they ask. But its not our call.”
As to why Nihilistic haven’t made the suggestion: “we absolutely have,” they insisted.
It sounds like they’re fairly hamstrung as to what goes in and what doesn’t. Another tweet says that they “don’t dictate what sort of things might get added in the future” when asked whether the player count online could get higher.
I really hope Declassified ends up being good, at least for the sake of the platform it’s exclusive to, but a lack of 60fps and a stripped back online experience (along with those visuals) suggests a potentially unsatisfying experience – not a huge surprise given the Californian devs were only brought in less than a year ago.
Hopefully we’ll get preview code soon.