Black Ops Vita developer refocuses on downloadable, online, and mobile games

Black Ops: Declassified developer Nihilistic Software is rebranding itself with a new name and a shift from the traditional boxed retail market. The developer plans to focus on downloadable, online, and mobile games.

A note on the company Web site (via Polygon) announced the move, and claims it will be able to make the transition without layoffs or debts. It will leave behind the name "Nihilistic" and instead become "nStigate" in the process. "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."

Nihilistic put most of its focus on PlayStation platforms. In addition to Black Ops for the Vita, the company developed Resistance: Burning Skies and PlayStation Move Heroes.