Robert Huebner, the chief executive officer at Nihilistic, reveals that the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified will be focused on the multiplayer experience and will only offer a limited experience for those who are interested in a single-player campaign.
Speaking to fan of the franchise via the One of Swords blog
, the developer argues, “Declassified is not about the big campaign storyline and huge cinematics, it’s more focused on the multiplayer essence of Call of Duty and bringing that to a portable device as completely as possible, and in bringing short, objective-based missions and score-driven gameplay with lighter story elements to create what we call the Operations missions.”
He further says, “Then adding in some bonus modes like Time Trials and Hostiles to make a product that delivers the core Call of Duty experience in a mobile package.”
Huebner also mentions that he does not want gamers to see Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
as just a port of the original game that was launched on home consoles and on the PC.
The Vita handheld from Sony has lacked any high-profile shooters, apart from Resistance: Burning Skies, which was also created by Nihilistic Software.
Many of those who saw early demos of Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified have seen certain similarities between the two games and have suggested that Nihilistic is using the same technology despite big differences between the two game universes.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified will be launched on November 13 in North America, but Sony and Activision have not confirmed the date for Europe.
On the same day players on the PC, the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 can buy Call of Duty: Black Ops
II, which was developed by Treyarch and will include a new single-player story and a rebooted multiplayer mode.