You’ve officially tarnished Nihilistic Software’s name to the point where the studio has had to completely rebrand. The Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified developer announced this morning that it is renaming itself to nStigate. The studio will step away from retail games following the completion of its upcoming Call of Duty spin-off, and will instead focus on the downloadable, online and mobile markets.

Nihilistic was founded in 1998 and shot to fame with Vampire: The Masquerade. It has since worked on a slew of poorly received PlayStation exclusives, including PlayStation Move Heroes, Resistance: Burning Skies, and, of course, the conflicted Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified. According to the developer, its ongoing reorganisation will not affect any of its upcoming projects.

[via nihilistic.com]