People have been pretty harsh on developer Nihilistic Software, but it turns out that the studio may have actually worked miracles in order to release Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified at all. According to reliable online super sleuth Supererogatory, the PlayStation Vita exclusive shooter was developed in just five months – which explains why Sony only had a logo to show at E3 back in June.

“They didn't really start development until around when Resistance: Burning Skies shipped, and wrapped up early last month. So May to October,” said the spy.

The circumstances surrounding Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified are hazy, but there’s some speculation that Sony licensed the brand from Activision and hired Nihilistic to build the game. Either way, the whole situation has ended in tears – Nihilistic has been forced to change its name to nStigate, while the handheld shooter currently commands a Metacritic rating of 29. Sigh.

[via twitter.com, neogaf.com]