Call of Duty has racked up some pretty hefty achievements and accolades in the past few years, being one of the best-selling game franchises of all-time and getting pretty much universal praise from reviewers. Of course, not all gamers feel the same way about the Call of Duty games, but that is neither here nor there, because at the end of the day the series is a success. Like many successful game franchises, you have to believe that Hollywood has come knocking quite a few times to produce a film based on the massive Call of Duty series. Well, they have, but according to Activision’s CEO Bobby Kotick, they are not interested.
In a profile piece in the New York Times, there is a section where they quote Kotick on why they have turned down the offers from Hollywood bigshots to turn the games into films, as he feels that it could possibly taint the Call of Duty brand. He feels that most game movies have not lived up to fans’ expectations and been major letdowns, and would not want to do that to Call of Duty fans.