Activision accused of misleading Call of Duty players over Game Pass

Activision accused of misleading Call of Duty players over Game Pass
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Jack Marsh


10th Oct 2023 14:16

Oh my, this saga is nearly finished and I feel like we all need a glass of champagne to celebrate the gruelling month-by-month process that its taken to get Activision Microsoft acquisition over the line.

It has taken blood, sweat, tears, and the souls of onlooking gaming fans, but it seems that this record-breaking deal is now limping over the line, and with it will see the end of this bore and gore political jar.

Now though, all eyes are on what benefits Xbox players might get, and there's been a lot of movement on the Game Pass front.

Activision takes an official stance on Call of Duty coming to Game Pass

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Previous notions of Call of Duty coming to Game Pass have been leaks found within court documents in the ongoing cases against the FTC, CMA, and more.

But now, the word has finally come from the horse's mouth, as Activision has taken a public stance on the debacle.

Taking to Twitter (X), Activision confirmed that neither Modern Warfare 3 or Diablo IV will be landing on Game Pass this year.

"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."

Activision accused of hoodwinking Call of Duty fans with Game Pass admission


While Activision has ruled out Modern Warfare 3 specifically coming to Game Pass when the deal finalises, they haven't quite managed to pull the wool over the eyes of all Call of Duty fans, who are now expecting legacy titles to be added rather promptly after the suspected October 19 signing over.

According to WindowsCentral Editor Jez Corden, Activision is already preparing Activision titles to hit Xbox, specifically older Call of Duty titles that are no longer being sold for the premium $70 ballpark figure.

This might also rule out Modern Warfare 2, but other titles such as Black Ops Cold War and older could be on the Xbox subscription by sooner, rather than later.

Corden also eluded to other Diablo games being added to the pass too, and basically anything under the Activision banner that isn't a premium purchase at the moment.

Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.

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