Devolver Digital Films has announced CODumentary, a documentary which tells the history of Activision’s acclaimed shooter, Call of Duty, that’s set to launch in September.
Call of Duty has a pretty rich history since it launched back in 2003. Back then it launched in a market swamped with WW2 shooters, but some how it managed to rise above and become the global sensation it is today.
The documentary, created in the UK by Jonathan Beales, takes a look at the franchises history, from humble beginnings to the explosive Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare which redefined the multiplayer shooter. The CODumentary will feature developer commentary, fan interviews, and professional players, as well as game experts, who explain why they think the game is so successful.
“One of the biggest challenges making the film was encapsulating a 15 year timeline into 93 minutes,” says producer Jonathan Beales. “I was very fortunate to work with a lot of great people whose input and contribution really helped make this happen. It’s a rich story of evolution told through the eyes of games developers, fans, industry experts and professional players.
“It’s a big documentary and we wanted to put the fans first so took the opportunity to host two full screenings at DreamHack Atlanta that were a big success.
“It’s been a great 5-year journey and even though the documentary is centered on video games, the story is always about the human input and endeavour involved. The rich experiences of developing games, playing them or waiting in line to buy them will always remain center stage,” says Beales.
The CODumentary will launch worldwide on the Steam Store and on VoD via Amazon on September 19. The documentary will then launch on other platforms including iTunes, Google Play, PlayStation, Xbox, and more afterwards, though dates are still to be announced.