Microsoft has announced by surprise the acquisition of Activision Blizzard for 68,700 million dollars, a purchase that has not yet been made effective (in the absence of the authorities giving their approval) but that when it does, it will lead to the arrival of a good number of franchises. and studios to the Xbox ranks. As expected, the company wants to take advantage of this new alliance and intends to nurturing Xbox Game Pass with as many Activision Blizzard games as you can post all.
This is what the head of Xbox has literally said, Phil Spencer, in an article published in the official company blog: “When the acquisition closes, we will 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“, we can read in the statement. The key to these words is that they not only want to bring games already published to the catalog of the subscription game service, but also new releases that would be available on Xbox Game Pass day one.
Xbox Game Pass exceeds 25 million subscribers
That same text has also offered a new number of people subscribed to Xbox Game Pass, a figure that had not been updated since January of last year when 18 million players were reached. Thanks to the acquisition of Activision Blizzard we know that the subscription service has exceeded the 25 million members, an impressive number that will undoubtedly increase when the games of this company join the catalog. For that, we still have to wait for the acquisition to be completed, yes, something that is planned for some time before the end of Microsoft’s fiscal year 2023, which ends in June of next year.