Nihilistic Software, the developer of Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, has announced that it’s restructuring into a whole new entity named nStigate Games, which will focus only on making downloadable titles instead of retail ones.
Nihilistic, an independent studio based in California, has created on a variety of projects, including a few recent PS Vita titles, like Resistance: Burning Skies
or the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified.
After working on retail games for almost 14 years, the company has now confirmed that it’s going to re-organize itself under a new name, nStigate Games, and focus only on making downloadable experiences.
"Nihilistic is announcing that we are re-organizing our company after 14 years of working with retail boxed game development, and re-forming as nStigate Games, a new company focused on downloadable, on-line, and mobile games,” the studio said on its website
Nihilistic notes that it won’t make any layoffs and that it’s not rebranding itself to escape debts, as it wants to leave the old name untarnished.
"We are making this transition without any planned layoffs or leaving any debts behind," it added. "Nihilistic will fade into the sunset the way it started; a collaboration of talented folks dedicated to transparency and respect for employees. Over the next couple months we'll get leaner as some of our talent finds new homes, and emerge as a smaller and more focused company.”
"The future for nStigate is yet to be written, but the history of Nihilistic is coming to a close. We thank all the people who have worked here over the last 14 years. It's been a privilege and a joy to serve our players for the past years. We love what we do, and we love it when you guys like it. Thank you for playing."
Given this restructuring, it’s a safe bet that Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified won’t receive any DLC after its launch on November 13 for the PS Vita.