Devolver Digital will be releasing a documentary about the Call of Duty franchise in September. The CODumentary was created in the UK by Jonathan Beales. The film was shot in North America, UK and Europe.
"Feature-length documentation of game’s meteoric rise to global blockbuster status to release on major VOD platforms worldwide and on the Steam Store."
Devolver Digital Films just announced that they are working on a documentary that will follow a story centered around Call of Duty. The CODumentary will drop on 19 September.
CODumentary was created in the UK by Jonathan Beales, "an industry professional with over 31 years experience in video games media and marketing spanning print, radio, web and television". The documentary uses its 93 minute run-time to explore how "the video game Call of Duty grew into one of the biggest global entertainment franchise blockbusters of all time".
The 19 September release will be followed by releases on iTunes, Google Play, MGo, Playstation, Xbox, TubiTV, Indie Reign, and the Indie Rights Vimeo Channel, as well as a DVD/Blu-Ray. Those release dates are to be announced.
The film will focus on Call of Duty from 2003 and its rise to global popularity in spite having to compete with a "host of similar high quality WWII games" says the press release. The next talking point will be the 2007 release of Modern Warfare and the fact it "took the multi-player competitive element to a whole new level through a fast action innovative game-play design structure".
The CODumentary was filmed in North America, UK and Europe, and its sets include the D-Day beaches.
"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."