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Call of Duty, Overwatch, Diablo and other Activision Blizzard games are coming to Game Pass

Published: 13:14, 01 September 2022
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Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard is expected to close sometime next year

Microsoft Gaming head Phil Spencer has said Microsoft intend to add Activision Blizzard games like Call of Duty, Overwatch and Diablo to the Xbox Game Pass as soon as the acquisition is complete.

As Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard is inching closer with each passing day Microsoft gaming head Phil Spencer has updated the public on the status of the acquisition in his latest blog post on Microsoft's website.  

The blog post is a response to UK regulators who decided to launch a further investigation into the Activision Blizzard acquisition, indicating that the acquisition could lead to competition concerns.

Spencer once again reiterated that Microsoft will keep Call of Duty on PlayStation consoles and for the first time confirm that games like Call of Duty, Overwatch , Diablo and other games from the Activision Blizzard portfolio will join Xbox Game Pass as soon as the acquisition is complete. 

"We intend to make Activision Blizzard’s much-loved library of games – including Overwatch, Diablo and Call of Duty – available in Game Pass and to grow those gaming communities," Spencer said.

Microsoft's Activision Blizzard acquisition is not expected to close anytime soon with some industry analysts saying that it could be approved by June next year. 

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick today sent a letter to Activision Blizzard employees confirming that they expect the acquisition to close in Microsoft's fiscal year by June or sometime next year. 

Microsoft already received approvals from some regulators but it seems that they will need to provide more information and answers to some governments regarding their intent to acquire Activision blizzard. 

Xbox xbox game pass Xbox Game Pass will blow up next year when all those Activision Blizzard games arrive

The majority of Activision Blizzard games are expected to hit the Xbox game pass next year. Microsoft will be unable to put every Activision Blizzard game on Game Pass for various reasons and one of them is marketing deals that Activision Blizzard might have signed with Sony.

All in all, plenty of games to look forward to if you're subscribed to Game Pass, which still continues to be the best deal in gaming.


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