Ridley Scott, Arrested Development Alumni Sign Up to Make Call of Duty: Elite Videos
Activision and Beachhead Studios have been talking vaguely about the kind of content that they’d be offering in Call of Duty Elite, but now we have some idea of why you might want to pay for that premium tier subscription: Ridley Scott.
Yes, THE Ridley Scott — the director of Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator among like 20 others — has signed up to help create videos for Call of Duty Elite. What exactly that entails isn’t really made clear in this USA Today story, but what must be clear to everyone is that this is awesome.
Also signed up: actors Jason Bateman and Will Arnett of “Arrested Development.” I’m so excited.
The announcement game during Activision’s presentation at the 13th Annual Pacific Crest Global Technology Leadership Forum, which took place today in Vail, Colo. Here’s a quote from USA Today’s report:
For Elite, Hirshberg said, Activision is developing ‘exclusive episodic entertainment built just for the Call of Duty community. We are working with the likes of Will Arnett and Jason Bateman, Ben Silverman (we assume that’s The Office executive producer) and Ridley and Tony Scott to create this content.
‘Just like any other passion that people spend a lot of their free time doing, Call of Duty players share a common language and a common experience, and we think we can create some entertainment content that they will love and talk about and share.’
As a refresher, CoD: Elite is a free-to-use browser-based social network of sorts for Call of Duty: Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3 players. Anybody can sign up when it goes live alongside MW3 later this year, but it’ll also include a subscription-based premium tier, paying for which will also net users all downloadable content for MW3 as it’s released. What exactly the premium tier will include hasn’t been detailed yet (nor has its price), but it might include original, Scott-Bateman-Arnett content.