The United Kingdom video game retailer ShopTo and Call of Duty: Ghosts publisher Activision have settled their differences to allow pre-orders of the upcoming shooter to be sold to British consumers, according to a report today from VG 24/7.
The dispute arose when Activision refused to allow ShopTo, an online gaming retailer, to ship copies of Call of Duty: Ghosts to more than just one day before launch to customers who had pre-ordered the game, according to a report form Eurogamer in May.
As a result of the Activision policies, ShopTo decided to do away with pre-orders of the much-anticipated shooter until today, when both sides came to an agreement.
“As you may recall, back in May 2013 we informed you that due to contractual issues and delivery policy agreement with Activision, ShopTo decided not to list Call of Duty: Ghosts for pre-order as we did not feel that we could maintain our high standards of release date delivery (99% delivery on release date),” ShopTo said in statement on its website.
“We are now pleased to inform our customers that we have managed to come to an agreement with Activision which will allow us to once again make Call of Duty: Ghosts available for pre-order.”
Activision agreed to let ShopTo have the Royal Mail pick up customer orders on the Saturday before Call of Duty: Ghosts is set to release so that orders will be sorted on Monday to ensure a Tuesday, Nov. 5 delivery.
The Royal Mail, the UK postal service, however is set to strike on Monday, Nov. 4, which could put a wrench into ShopTo and Activision’s plans.
ShopTo said they’re waiting to hear back from Activision if standard issues of the game will be delivered should a strike take place, but Hardened editions of Call of Duty: Ghosts will ship through delivery company DPD when the game launches.
Call of Duty: Ghosts hits shelves on Nov. 5 for Windows PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 and will release alongside the Xbox One and PS4 when the next-gen consoles launch later in November.