Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified developer Nihilistic reorganizing to focus on online and mobile games

Nihilistic Software, the studio behind Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, Resistance: Burning Skies, and PlayStation Move Heroes is re-organizing itself to focus on downloadable, online, and mobile games.

As part of the reorganization the studio is undergoing a name change and will now be known as nStigate. It will be abandoning retail boxed game development in favor of digital downloads.

The studio wrote in an update on its website that it is undergoing this transition without any planned layoffs and without leaving behind any debts, but it also said that over the next few months the studio will "get leaner as some of our talent finds new homes, and emerge as a smaller and more focused company."

Another studio that traditionally made games for PlayStation devices, LightBox, also underwent a reorganization today. The studio, best known for working on Starhawk, is shifting its focus from making games for the PlayStation 3 to iOS games.

We have reached out to nStigate for comment on how this change will affect the company and its staff.

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