Activision Blizzard says it will start adding games to Xbox Game Pass next year, if the Microsoft deal closes. Microsoft is currently targeting the closing of the proposed Activision Blizzard deal on Friday, pending UK regulatory approval.
In a mysterious and strangely timed post on X (formerly Twitter), Activision Blizzard makes it clear to Xbox fans that both Modern Warfare III And Diablo IV It won’t be part of Xbox Game Pass in 2023.
“While we have no plans to make it Modern Warfare III or Diablo IV “On Game Pass this year, once the deal closes, we expect to begin working with Xbox to bring our titles to more players around the world,” the statement from Activision Blizzard said. “We expect to start adding games to Game Pass sometime over the next year.”
The statement mentions Xbox fans’ questions about “whether we have… Upcoming and recently launched games (Focus us) will be available via Game Pass, but it doesn’t cover many of Activision Blizzard’s existing games that launched years ago and could be added to Game Pass soon. Activision has a huge back catalog of existing ones Call of duty Games that many expect will be part of Xbox Game Pass.
Microsoft has done its best to fix the classic Xbox 360 console Call of duty titles in July, just before the original deal deadline, after players had complained for years about their inability to match in games like call of duty black ops And the original Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. It cannot be a pure coincidence that these Call of duty The games were suddenly overhauled as Microsoft was preparing for the final stages of its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
Either way, it’s clear we won’t see Activision Blizzard’s latest releases on Xbox Game Pass this year, provided the Microsoft deal closes before the October 18 deadline. Activision Blizzard still has an exclusive marketing deal with Sony Call of duty, also. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) He said previously That new versions of Call of duty It won’t arrive on Xbox Game Pass until 2025 due to the Sony deal, but it’s not clear exactly when that exclusivity will end now that Microsoft and Sony have signed a new 10-year agreement. Call of duty Recently dealt with.
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