Bruised and broken

A portable version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was in development at Vicarious Visions, a report has revealed. According to Kotaku, publisher Activision had planned to release a scaled down version of Treyarch’s latest console shooter on the PlayStation Vita, before the “flawed” project was eventually canned and passed off to Resistance: Burning Skies developer Nihilistic Software.

Apparently, the put-upon studio was given just five months to build Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, which would explain the spin-off shooter's severe lack of content. We can’t help but feel that the project should have been scrapped altogether, and saved until next year.

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Fortunately, Nihilistic won’t be forced to work under such unfair conditions again – the developer has now bowed out from console development, and decided to focus on the emerging mobile market instead.

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