Nihilistic Software, the developer behind Resistance: Burning Skies and upcoming PS Vita title, Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified, has announced that it's reforming as nStigate Games, with a new focus on digital titles.
Posting via its facebook page, the developer issued the following statement:
"There's no bigger cliche 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.
"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.
"We are making this transition without any planned layoffs or leaving any debts behind," the studio added. "Nihilistic will fade into the sunset the way it started; a collaboration of talented folks dedicated to transparency and respect for employees. Over the next couple months we'll get leaner as some of our talent finds new homes, and emerge as a smaller and more focused company.
"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."
One of the most depressing things about all of this is that the PS Vita is losing an experienced FPS developer. Whatever you think of its games, with the experience its built, Nihilistic was getting better with each release. Now the PS Vita is yet another developer short.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified will be released on November 13 for PS Vita.