Activision Games Coming to Game Pass in August

Amidst the FTC lawsuit, Microsoft's integration of Activision's franchises into Xbox's Game Pass system has been delayed, with upcoming titles like Diablo 4, Crash Bandicoot, Tony Hawk, and Spyro set to debut in August

by Sededin Dedovic
Activision Games Coming to Game Pass in August
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Due to the FTC's lawsuit against Microsoft regarding the acquisition of the Activision Blizzard group, Microsoft has been quite slow in integrating Activision's franchises into the broader Xbox ecosystem. We expected to see an update on Activision games coming to Game Pass in June during the Xbox presentation, but nothing materialized.

Fortunately, it seems that good news is coming soon. According to Jez Corden from WindowsCentral, Activision games will finally start appearing on Game Pass in August. Microsoft already moved Diablo 4 to the service in March of this year.

The next wave of games could include titles like Crash Bandicoot, Tony Hawk, and Spyro, with this rollout expected to begin in August. Unfortunately, we won't see a massive addition of past Call of Duty titles to Game Pass.

There is a big question about how Microsoft will handle Call of Duty. It seems there were even internal discussions within Microsoft about whether to add this year's COD release to Game Pass at launch. It appears that a plan has since been established.

New COD games will be launched on Game Pass, starting with Black Ops 6 later this year. As for the extensive backlog of classic games, they will be added to Game Pass slowly over time. Unfortunately, we don't know which classic Call of Duty titles Microsoft plans to transfer first, nor do we know how long it will take to move all the games there.

Many still have a great love for the original Modern Warfare and Black Ops titles, and more recently, interest in Infinite Warfare has grown. Regardless of where Microsoft begins with these slow additions, it won't be possible to satisfy all fans at once.

Despite delays from the FTC lawsuit, Activision games will start appearing on Game Pass in August, starting with titles like Crash Bandicoot and Tony Hawk. However, a full addition of Call of Duty games will be gradual, beginning with Black Ops 6. Fans will need patience for their favorite classics.