The PlayStation Vita-exclusive Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified will not feature a zombie mode, Activision community manager Dan Amrich confirmed on his blog recently (and as was pointed out in yesterday’s IGD episode). The much-loved mode won’t be in the game due to the team’s focus on multiplayer, but another similar mode will take its place.
“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 mentioned.
“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.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified will be out on Vita on November 13, right alongside Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. That game, conversely, does feature the ever-popular zombie killing simulator.
[via One of Swords]