Devolver Digital Films has announced that they will be releasing a full-length documentary centered around the Call of Duty franchise of video games. The doc will be available on VOD on Tuesday September 19th. The documentary was created in the UK by Jonathan Beales and it explores how Call of Duty grew into one of the biggest global enterprise franchises of all time.
The film goes into how CoD, which was created in 2003, prevailed in a market that was full of competition and how it managed to rise to the top and gain such a devoted fan base. The documentary also explores how the franchise blew up with the release of Modern Warfare in 2007 which took the multi-player competitive element to a whole other level.
“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.”
Beales continued, “It’s been a great 5-year journey and though documentary is centered on video games, the story is always about the human input and endeavor involved. The rich experiences of developing games, playing them or waiting in line to buy them will always remain center stage.”
The doc was filmed all across North America, UK, and Europe featuring landmarks such as the D-Day beaches in Normandy, France. CODumentary has a running time of 93 minutes and will release on Tuesday September 19th at approximately 10am PST. The film will be available on multiple Video On Demand services such as the Steam Store, Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, MGo, Playstation, Xbox, TubiTV, Indie Reign, and the Indie Rights Vimeo Channel. DVD and Blu Ray releases of the movie will be announced at a later date.