Nihilistic Software to concentrate on Mobile and downloadable games

Restructuring period.

Posted By | On 18th, Oct. 2012

Nihilistic Software, it seems, are tired of developing for the PS Vita, or should I say ‘forced’ to develop for the system. That’s just speculation, however, arising from the fact that they’ve been doing the dirty work of developing games that the original developers of the specific IP don’t want to do.

They have announced that they have been thinking about concentrating on mobile and downloadable games in the future, and leaving the retail area.

“There’s no bigger cliché in the videogame industry right now than to say that a studio is re-organizing itself away from retail game development and toward the new challenges of downloadable and mobile games. Everyone knows retail sales are down, publishers are hurting, independent developers are suffering, blah blah blah,” they said on their official Facebook page.

“With this in mind, Nihilistic is announcing today that (OMG!) we are re-organizing our company after 14 years of working with retail boxed game development, and re-forming as nStigate Games, a new company focused on downloadable, on-line, and mobile games.

“The future for nStigate is yet to be written, but the history of Nihilistic is coming to a close. We thank all the people who have worked here over the last 14 years. It’s been a privilege and a joy to serve our players for the past years. We love what we do, and we love it when you guys like it. Thank you for playing.”

Their latest game for the PS Vita — Call of Duty Declassified — is set to release later next month on the same day as its bigger sibling Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Ouch.


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