Activision has confirmed that its upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified shooter for the PS Vita won’t have a cooperative Zombies mode, as the team at Nihilistic wanted to focus on the core multiplayer mode.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified promises to explore the events between Black Ops 1 from 2010 to Black Ops 2, which is out next month, with different stages explaining the things that happened until the start of the new shooter.
Now, the PlayStation Vita-exclusive title has received some more details via Activision’s Social Media Manager Dan Amrich, who confirmed that the portable shooter wouldn’t have a cooperative Zombies mode, unlike the two full-fledged Black Ops titles.
“That makes sense to me,” he said about the omission of the mode. “This is the first Call of Duty game on Vita, and it needs to deliver on its core strengths — arguably, multiplayer gaming with twin-stick controls in a portable format. That’s the core experience, and that simply needs to come first. There’s always a list of things you want to do and things you need to do, and at the end of the day, realistic goals are the ones that people actually attain.”
Amrich has highlighted the special Hostiles Mode, which pits players against waves of enemies, noting that it will offer an experience similar to Zombies, although it won’t be playable cooperatively.
“Declassified will offer a Hostiles Mode, which challenges you to defeat waves of enemies, but alas, those enemies are not shambling corpses. So we’ll see what the future brings for Zombies, but for Declassified, it’s an MP focus first and foremost.”
Without a doubt, some of the key features of Call of Duty games in the last few years have been their cooperative modes, whether they were the Zombies ones in the titles made by Treyarch, or the Spec Ops ones in the experiences made by Infinity Ward.
Does this lack of Zombies diminish your interest in Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified?