No Zombies for Vita's Black Ops Declassified

No Zombies for Vita's Black Ops Declassified

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Vita's Call of Duty title favors competitive multiplayer over shambling corpses.

If anyone was wondering what it takes to beat a zombie apocalypse these days, the answer, according to Activision man Dan Amrich, is competitive multiplayer. This was the reason Amrich gave when asked whether Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified for the Vita would feature undead hordes; there would be no zombie mode, because competitive multiplayer took priority.

Amrich said this was a "decent reason" for Black Ops Declassified not featuring zombie mode. "[Competitive multiplayer is] the core experience, and that simply needs to come first," Amrich said in a blog post. "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."

There will be a Hostiles Mode for the game, and it will feature player-versus-bot gameplay. No real description of this was to be had from Amrich, except that the bots would not be zombies. It's more of a challenge mode, with the players carving their ways through waves of enemies. Is that enough of a replacement for Call of Duty's beloved zombies? Activision's hoping so.

Source: One of Swords

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"Amrich said this was a "decent reason" for Black Ops Declassified not featuring zombie mode. "[Competitive multiplayer is] the core experience, and that simply needs to come first," Amrich said in a blog post. "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.""

^ This quote basically translate to me that they are rushing the project and would rather release a half-assed product that give the Vita game the same respect as the console version. There goes my interest in this game.

Sometimes you need to sort out where your priorities lie:
Is it with the legions of brain dead soulless hordes who will tear you to pieces as soon as look at you...

...Or is it with zombie mode?

Good to see Activision straight up admitting competitive(within the context of CoD I suppose) multiplayer is all they care about. At least they aren't liars.

DVS BSTrD:
Sometimes you need to sort out where your priorities lie:
Is it with the legions of brain dead soulless hordes who will tare you to pieces as soon as look at you...

...Or is it with zombie mode?

Ba-dum, tish.

Seriously though, the zombie co-op mode is the only little piece of Call of Duty I enjoy. Even with such limited offerings coming out for my Vita, this is unfortunately a dealbreaker for me.

The f'ing DS version of Black Ops had zombies! How can they mess this up so badly?!

There goes every ounce of interest I ever had in this game. Does Activision not know anything other than raping it's games? Zombies was the reason I bought Black Ops and its DLC and why I didn't buy MW3.

DVS BSTrD:
Sometimes you need to sort out where your priorities lie:
Is it with the legions of brain dead soulless hordes who will tare you to pieces as soon as look at you...

...Or is it with zombie mode?

Sorry but is that another pun or a spelling error?

And the "beep, beep, beep" of life support on the Vita gets a little quieter. When you release a fairly new system, shouldn't you put in as much as the game can hold to get people. A larger net catches more fish.

I like Sony, and I think this is a stupid move.

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I could not agree more, Captcha-Man!

NameIsRobertPaulson:
And the "beep, beep, beep" of life support on the Vita gets a little quieter. When you release a fairly new system, shouldn't you put in as much as the game can hold to get people. A larger net catches more fish.

I like Sony, and I think this is a stupid move.

Yeah, cause as we all know, Call of Duty is a Sony franchise.

I'd be willing to bet that the shipping date was much more an Activision decision than a Sony one, given their respective tracks records on not releasing games til they're done. (How long did Gran Turismo 5 go over its first ship date? How long has The Last Guardian gone over theirs?)

GAunderrated:
"Amrich said this was a "decent reason" for Black Ops Declassified not featuring zombie mode. "[Competitive multiplayer is] the core experience, and that simply needs to come first," Amrich said in a blog post. "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.""

^ This quote basically translate to me that they are rushing the project and would rather release a half-assed product that give the Vita game the same respect as the console version. There goes my interest in this game.

Because that is exactly what they are doing. They're only pushing this out the door because of a contract with Sony, if I remember correctly.

Frankly speaking though, who the damn hell cares that Vita CoD won't have zombies? Who the hell cares that there's a CoD on Vita anyway? In my experience, the kind of person that bought a Vita isn't the type to care about CoD and the kind of person that plays CoD would rather play it on their couch watching their big screen TV. What better way to see all the free kills the game gives you in MP, right?

I smell DLC at work here.

BTW do people REALLY care that much if there's zombies in this game? There's only about 500 games about zombies these days. Is one less really all that worrying?

Did Activision stop liking money? I don't see this selling AS well without this mode. It'll still sell on name alone, but zombies was a big draw for a lot of people.

 

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