Last week, Activision Blizzard officially commented on its plans for the first time regarding when its games will arrive on Xbox Game Pass. Now, with the acquisition completed, Xbox head Phil Spencer has also spoken out.
It was said in a post on Twitter/X last week that there are no plans to integrate “Modern Warfare 3” or “Diablo IV” into the game’s subscription this year. Once the deal with Microsoft is complete, they want to work together to make the publisher’s games available to more players around the world: “We expect to start adding games to Xbox Game Pass sometime next year.”
Now Xbox head Phil Spencer has also spoken about this topic. In the Official Xbox Podcast Then he also confirmed Activision Blizzard’s statements. Unfortunately, it will take a while for Activision Blizzard games to appear on Xbox Game Pass. There will be no short-term surprises like in 2021, when the first games were made available as a subscription offering just two days after the Bethesda acquisition. At the time, many people were able to prepare for deployment for a long time, but in the case of Activision Blizzard, it was not 100% clear until the UK Financial Markets Authority gave its approval last Friday as to whether the acquisition would be approved or not at all. Competition authorities. Spencer says Activision Blizzard’s reference to 2024 is realistic.
It’s still unclear what and how many games will be added to Xbox Game Pass. Older games will likely be gradually integrated. At the very least, a previous agreement reached with Sony, which is supposed to be in place until the end of 2024, could stand in the way of releases of current “Call of Duty” titles.
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