Ridley Scott Creating Call of Duty Elite Content

The acclaimed director is cooking up some entertainment for Activision’s Call of Duty service.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


Activision is going above and beyond the call of duty (ahem) to bring in some top-tier Hollywood talent to create content for Call of Duty Elite. The latest to join the ranks is none other than director Ridley Scott, reports USA Today. Apparently, Scott has been tapped to create “exclusive episodic content” for Elite. This should be interesting.

The news originally broke during the 13th Annual Pacific Crest Global Technology Leadership Forum in Colorado, where Activision CEO Eric Hirschberg dropped the news bomb on its attendees.

"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," said Hirshberg.

Is it just me, or is Hirschberg insinuating that Ridley Scott is a Call of Duty junkie that understands what other Call of Duty junkies would want out of Call of Duty-themed entertainment? Somehow I have a hard time picturing Scott hunched over a controller and yelling at a bunch of 13-year-olds who are camping a spawn. But then again, whether he's a hardcore player or not, I’m not going to hold it against him considering he’s directed some of the best movies ever in Alien and Blade Runner

Ridley Scott joins the company of his brother, Tony, and Arrested Development co-stars Will Arnett and Jason Bateman as the talent (so far) behind Call of Duty Elite’s entertainment. I’m also pretty sure Activision has more tricks up their sleeve that they have yet to reveal. We’ll be back with more as it becomes available.