Activision Blizzard has confirmed that it could start bringing its titles to Game Pass in 2024.
While Microsoft has said it plans to “offer as many Activision Blizzard games as we can within Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass, both new titles and games from Activision Blizzard’s incredible catalog”, this won’t happen straight away.
Activision Blizzard addressed the timeline for bringing its titles to Game Pass in a statement released on Monday.
“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,” it said.
“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.”
Set for release on November 10, 2023, Modern Warfare 3 is a direct sequel to last year’s Modern Warfare 2. Development is being led by Sledgehammer, in collaboration with Infinity Ward, while Treyarch is in charge of its Zombies mode.
Diablo 4 was released in June for PC, Xbox and PlayStation consoles. It was Blizzard’s fastest-selling title to date, attracting over 10 million players during its launch month, according to its publisher.