There may be some problems with Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. But that didn’t stop the company from providing commentary on this “purchase” and clarifying its plans for the future. And that future appears in very surprising colors. For sure, fans of Xbox, Microsoft and PC gaming have nothing to worry about.
Xbox Game Pass is constantly evolving
First of all, the company explained that it cares about both consumers and video game developers. For the former, they should expect choice – the platforms they play on, and the games they fire up, and the accessibility that allows them to reach more gamers.
In Microsoft’s view, the choice is also extremely critical for developers. Greater diversity of different platforms and methods of game release creates diversity that breeds innovation and enables the industry to grow.
Well, but what about the future? It appears that this one promises to be great, in particular for Xbox Game Pass fans. In fact, the company’s popular service is expanding all the time. We can expect big launches from its new acquisition, Activision Blizzard, soon.
The subscription services such as Game Pass make games more affordable and help gamers from all over the world find their next favorite game. Game Pass allows developers to make more games available to more players, not fewer. We intend to make Activision Blizzard’s beloved library of games – including Overwatch, Diablo and Call of Duty – available in Game Pass, and grow these gaming communities. By delivering even more value to gamers, we hope to further develop Game Pass, extending its appeal to cell phones and any connected device.
– we read in a blog post by Phil Spencer
Whether Call of Duty or Diablo may be somewhat surprising – they are, after all, massive and globally popular game series. The Overwatch is also very popular, but the presence in the Xbox Game Pass is not surprising, after all, “two” is to be available for free.
Meanwhile, the Redmond giant is also expecting further development in terms of mobile platforms. More games are not only to be released for these, but we can expect expanded streaming of the Xbox Game Pass library.