Activision Could Begin Adding Games to Game Pass ‘Next Year’
In an unexpected statement posted to Twitter, Activision Blizzard spoke about the ‘anticipation building for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III’ and dove into an update regarding Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision, which is still pending.
It was explained that once that deal closes, Activision Blizzard ‘anticipates’ it will begin adding its games into the Game Pass subscription service ‘sometime in the course of next year.’ It’s unknown exactly what titles would be added to Game Pass first, but it’s a fair assumption that a collection of Call of Duty titles would wind up on the service.
Activision’s Games Are Coming to Game Pass
It was always assumed that Activision Blizzard’s titles would make it to the Game Pass subscription following the success of the acquisition by Microsoft, but this is one step closer to having complete confirmation of the suite of games being made available.
It’s awesome to see anticipation building for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® III. As we continue to work toward regulatory approval of the Microsoft deal, we’ve been getting some questions whether our upcoming and recently launched games will be available via Game Pass.
While we do not have plans to put Modern Warfare® III or Diablo IV into Game Pass this year, once the deal closes, we expect to start working with Xbox to bring our titles to more players around the world. And we anticipate that we would begin adding games into Game Pass sometime in the course of next year.
With the acquisition deal being expected to close in just a few days, this is marvellous news for Xbox fans the world over – the Game Pass subscription could be about to get a massive injection of games – but this year, Modern Warfare III and Diablo IV will not be among them.