Xbox Boss Warns Of Potential Delays With ActiBlizz Titles On Game Pass

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has been talking about Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard this week, admitting that even if the deal goes through in the near future, it may take time to bring ActiBlizz games to Xbox Game Pass.

Spencer was questioned by IGN about Call of Duty specifically in an interview earlier this week, but he didn't actually address CoD by name, instead using the opportunity to "make sure people know" that there's a lot of mechanical work that goes into putting games into the service, and it's going to take time to get them all in there.

"So for people who think the deal's going to close, then everything's available. That's not true."

The head of Xbox mentioned in the interview that this has been true with previous acquisitions, but looking back to the Bethesda one, we did end up getting 20 titles on Xbox Game Pass just three days after the takeover went through.

It's anyone's guess how this one's going to go, then, but Phil might be trying to set expectations because of Call of Duty in particular, as Microsoft has already confirmed that "restrictions" surrounding the IP mean that certain CoD games won't be able to join Xbox Game Pass for a number of years. As for the rest? We'll have to wait and see...

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