If you were hoping the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified for the Vita would contain the fan-favourite ‘Zombies mode’, you might be a bit disappointed.

Activision rep Dan Amrich has confirmed to CVGin a statement that the Zombies’ omission was for a “decent reason,” which he says was to prioritize the multiplayer aspect.

“That makes sense to me,” said Amrich.

“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.”

The Activision rep did confirm Declassified will offer a ‘Hostiles Mode’ though, which sounds like a ‘horde-like’ mode.