Activision Blizzard Games Won't Join Xbox Game Pass Until 2024

The President of Xbox and CEO of Microsoft Gaming, Phil Spencer, confirmed that Activision Blizzard's games will not be added to the Xbox Game Pass in the near future.

In an official audio broadcast on Xbox, Spencer explained that there won't be a significant addition of games in the coming weeks, and we shouldn't expect to see anything until 2024.

Spencer noted that the organizational process took a considerable amount of time, and it wasn't possible to start working with Activision Blizzard on integrating their games into the Xbox Game Pass catalog until after the deal was closed. Despite a hint from Activision's Twitter account about 2024, Spencer emphasizes the accuracy of this timing.

Spencer also acknowledged that some gamers might be disappointed by this delay, but he expressed optimism about the future and affirmed that this acquisition is a long-term endeavor.

It is expected that older games from the Call of Duty series will be added to the Xbox Game Pass at a later date, but this hasn't been clarified explicitly until Spencer's recent statements. Some predictions had anticipated a swift addition similar to when Bethesda's games were integrated into the service after the deal was finalized.

Furthermore, it appears that there will be an integrative effort in the future for Activision Blizzard games on Xbox Game Pass, and the organizational matters have affected the release schedule. This leaves players hopeful for experiencing classic Activision games on current-generation platforms.

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