The PlayStation Vita Call of Duty game Black Ops Declassified does not have the series' popular Zombies mode, Activision has confirmed.

Why? Because "multiplayer took priority" Activision community man Dan Amrich wrote on the One of Swords blog.

"That makes sense to me," he continued. "This is the first Call of Duty game on Vita, and it needs to deliver on its core strengths - arguably, multiplayer gaming with twin-stick controls in a portable format. That's the core experience, and that simply needs to come first.

"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."

Amrich pointed to Declassified's Hostiles mode, which challenges players to defeat waves of enemies, but this doesn't feature zombies.

"So we'll see what the future brings for Zombies, but for Declassified, it's an MP focus first and foremost."

Declassified is developed by Nihilistic Software, maker of 5/10 Vita shooter Resistance: Burning Skies and, funnily enough, 2009 downloadable shoot 'em up Zombie Apocalypse.

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