Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is now official. But those hoping to see Activision Blizzard games on Xbox Game Pass will have to wait a little longer. As Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently confirmed, these games likely won’t be added until 2024.
It is still unclear exactly when these titles will be available, as the details of the new games from the Game Pass acquisition are not yet planned. “Now that we have finalized the contract, we are starting to prepareSpencer said The latest Xbox podcast. He mentions Activision X (formerly Twitter) already 2024 as a possible date He pointed out what he believed to be true. Therefore, new games on Xbox Game Pass should not be expected in the next few weeks.
Some time ago, Spencer already stated that Activision Blizzard’s current hits, such as Diablo IV and Call of Duty Modern Warfare III, will not be released in the 2023 Game Pass. However, it remains unclear whether this also applies to the newly acquired company’s older games – so let’s wonder.
What is Xbox Game Pass?
With Xbox Game Pass, subscribers gain access to an ever-changing library of game titles for free Also, the former Xbox Live Gold has been renamed “Game Pass Core” and continues to cost 6.99 euros per month. In July, Microsoft adjusted subscription prices as follows:
- Xbox Game Pass PC: 9,99 euros
- Xbox Game Pass console: 10,99 euros
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: 14,99 euros
Billion dollar deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard
On October 13, 2023, it was officially announced that after intense negotiations with regulators, Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, the largest acquisition in the gaming industry. Bobby Kotick, Activision’s current and controversial CEO, will remain in office until the end of the year before leaving the company with a suspected $400 million severance package.
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