OK. Calm down. That's been some big news today. Activision Blizzard is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft, an absolutely massive deal that should see the developer's immense back catalogue, which includes the likes of Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo, Crash Bandicoot and those games about that skateboarding guy, all (hopefully) landing on Game Pass in the not too distant future.
It's a huge announcement, for sure, but Microsoft also let slip that its Game Pass service has hit the 25 million subscriber mark, a figure that's sure to increase quite rapidly as they add some Activision Blizzard titles to the mix in the coming weeks and months.
As Microsoft put it in today's announcement;
"Upon close, 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 also announced today that Game Pass now has more than 25 million subscribers. As always, we look forward to continuing to add more value and more great games to Game Pass."
The most recent official figures for Xbox Game Pass were provided back in January of 2021, during which time the service was said to have 18 million members. So, that's another seven million new subscribers over the course of a year.
Ridiculous, really. Has there ever been a better games subscription than Xbox's Game Pass? It just seems to keep getting better and better.
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