Treyarch admit they are in the dark as to which studio is developing Black Ops: Declassified for the PlayStation Vita, while remaining tight lipped on whether or not the game would be released for the Nintendo Wii U.
Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified has a lot riding on it for both Sony and Activision. The game is the first title from the studio for the PlayStation Vita and is also a major change in direction for the game as well.
Instead of being set in the past or modern age, the game plans to take gamers to the future in what many see as a huge risk from the studio that has a tendency to experiment and innovate with their own games, a result of which was something by the name of Nazi Zombies and later Zombies.
Sony, on the other hand, is looking to boost the sales of its second-generation portable gaming console, the PlayStation Vita, by adding killer first-party and third-party content to their lineup and Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified is perhaps their number one priority at the moment.
However, it turns out that John Rafacz, the director of communications at Treyarch, has no idea who is developing the title for the Vita. When asked if the studio itself was working on the Vita game he replied, “I don’t know. With regards to the Vita, all I can tell you is that it’s quite literally declassified.”
He went on to assure everyone that he would let the world know when he, himself, found out. He said, “When I know, I’ll tell you.”
As for the matter of Black Ops 2 making it on to the Nintendo Wii U by any chance, Rafacz did not give anything away that would indicate either a yes or a no. The answer seemed calculated and diplomatic.
He said, “Right now we’ve announced that the game is coming for 360, PS3 and PC. Announcements regarding any other SKUs just haven’t been made.” Before going on to tease everyone when he said, “Any technology that can enhance the Call of Duty experience, that’s a technology that is worth considering.”
However, the biggest hint given was when he said, “There’s that core Call of Duty experience and that is what fans expects, so anything that helps advance that is worth considering.”
It seems Treyarch is waiting to see how core gamers take to Nintendo’s next generation console before they make a move.
As for Sony, well the consumer electronics giant will be hoping that Black Ops: Declassified and Assassin’s Creed: Liberation will both give the Vita’s sales the much needed boost that it needs. Both games are expected to be released during the holiday season later on this year.