ActivisionBlizzard has been mired in an avalanche of trouble since before 2020. A unstable situation that has made many of us think about what would happen to one of the most important and economically profitable business conglomerates in the video game. Now, and although the purchase has not yet been made, at least until the relevant organizations say so, Microsoft has plans for the Activision Blizzard franchises inside GamePass.
This was one of the most interesting and economically profitable options that many foresaw, and the idea of a Call of Duty on Game Pass is so succulent that we are surprised that Phil Spencer did not give the bombshell before. Now, the CEO of Microsoft video games has shared an official statement where those from Redmond intend to bring franchises such as Overwatch, *text muted* either Call of Duty to the subscription service.
Far from being a vague idea now that they have the rights to 3 of the most successful video game IPs, it is a tangible reality. The executive does not beat around the bush and mentions these 3 franchises as future additions to Game Pass. When? At the moment, Spencer doesn’t want to get her fingers caught and hasn’t commented on when we might see this massive inclusion, but it won’t be imminent.
Of course, far from opting for the exclusivity of these 3 trademarks, Phil Spencer has reiterated his willingness to launch Call of Duty on PlayStation systems and, within the PC, on other platforms other than Game Pass or Battle.net. The latter is given after the news of the jump of Modern Warfare 2 to Steam after five years no new releases of the saga on the Valve platform.
There are many details yet to be confirmed and taking into account the significant amounts of money that the IPs purchased by Microsoft move, each movement will be looked at with a magnifying glass in order to obtain the greatest benefit. For the time being, we are still waiting for the international economic organizations give the go-ahead to a multimillion-dollar purchase, although it seems that the United Kingdom has many more doubts than Saudi Arabia, which accepted the purchase last July.