In case you hadn’t heard, the Microsoft takeover of Activision Blizzard has overcome its last hurdle. Which means with the acquisition formally full Microsoft has acquired an in depth catalog of video games. The dangerous information right here is these video games aren’t coming to Sport Go anytime quickly.
Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer confirmed this information throughout the newest episode of the official Xbox podcast — stating that the primary Activision Blizzard video games seemingly gained’t come to GamePass till someday in 2024. Evidently it’s all all the way down to the actual fact the regulatory course of took so lengthy.
“The regulatory course of took so lengthy… that we weren’t capable of get in and work with the Activision Blizzard on that again catalog work.” Spencer stated. “Now that the deal is closed, we’re beginning that work, however there’s work.”
Spencer additionally referred to a tweet made by Activision Blizzard earlier this month, noting that Name of Obligation Trendy Warfare 3 and Diablo 4 gained’t be out there on Sport Go till some level subsequent 12 months. Identical to Spencer, the tweet pins this on the actual fact the acquisition wanted to be full earlier than any such work might begin.
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Spencer admits that folks shall be upset by this information, and the actual fact a bunch of Activision video games gained’t be touchdown on Sport Go on day one of many new possession. There had been rumors that this might occur, which had occurred after the acquisition of Bethesda in 2021. Sadly that isn’t the case this time spherical.
There’s loads to take pleasure in on Sport Go proper now, together with Bethesda’s space-epic Starfield — a sport that’s carried out its greatest to monopolize my time over the previous month or so. So it’s not as if there’s any scarcity of causes to subscribe to Sport Go. It’s simply that Name of Obligation, and different Activision Blizzard video games, aren’t going to be amongst them for some time.