Plans for Xbox Game Pass include Call of Duty, Diablo, and Overwatch.

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 The company also used this statement to reaffirm something it has said many times in the past: that Call of Duty will continue to be released on PlayStation platforms. Microsoft says that it`s committed to “making the same version of Call of Duty available on PlayStation the same day the game launches elsewhere.” To help support this claim, Microsoft mentions its purchase of developer Mojang back in 2014, and the fact that Minecraft remains available on numerous platforms and devices. 

Microsoft`s acquisition of Activision Blizzard entered its second phase today, which means facing the scrutiny of regulatory bodies from the EU and the U.K., along with the United States` Federal Trade Commission. While this is all expected, Microsoft also put out a statement on Thursday detailing its intentions for Activision Blizzard`s biggest series, which includes bringing some of them to Game Pass. In the statement, CEO of Microsoft Gaming Phil Spencer said, “We intend to make Activision Blizzard`s much-loved library of games — including Overwatch, Diablo, and Call of Duty — available on Game Pass and to grow those gaming communities.” 

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  •  To support this claim, Microsoft cites his 2014 acquisition of developer Mojang and the fact that Minecraft remains available on numerous platforms and devices. These huge franchises coming to Game Pass seemed to be one of the main motivations for Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard in the first place, but this is the first time Microsoft has made its plans completely clear. is. Of course, the deal must be approved by regulators around the world before it can take place. 

  •   In the statement, CEO of Microsoft Gaming Phil Spencer said, “We intend to make Activision Blizzard`s much-loved library of games — including Overwatch, Diablo, and Call of Duty — available on Game Pass and to grow those gaming communities.” The company also used this statement to reaffirm something it has said many times in the past: that Call of Duty will continue to be released on PlayStation platforms. Microsoft says it promises to “make the same version of Call of Duty available on PlayStation the same day the game launches elsewhere.” 

 A deal of this magnitude is expected to face Phase 2 scrutiny, but UK regulators have warned that adding these franchises to Game Pass will limit competition even if the games remain available on other platforms. We have already expressed our concern that it may be

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