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Activision may be preparing to release Call of Duty games on Xbox Game Pass soon – not surprising news, considering that Microsoft is moving forward with the $69 billion acquisition.
User @Tinosaurorex shares a screenshot on X (fka Twitter) of a message that appears when trying to purchase Call of Duty: Black Ops II on the Microsoft Store. The message reads (in Portuguese):
“You receive this item for free with your gaming subscription. Continue to check out and use it forever!”
🚨Gracias a @Tinosaurorex🚨
“Recibes este ítem gratis con tu suscripción. Continúa la compra y úsalo para siempre!”
— Prismas (@Prismasmedia) September 24, 2023
This message suggests that Activision may already be working with Microsoft to make CoD games available on Xbox Game Pass.
This news comes shortly after the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced that it’s “satisfied” that the Redmond-based tech giant has addressed its concerns in cloud gaming.
The CMA was, at that time, concerned that the deal could give Microsoft too much control over the gaming market, particularly in the first-person shooter genre.
Despite the CMA’s investigation, Microsoft has continued to move forward with the acquisition. Back in May this year, Microsoft announced that it had received approval for the deal from the European Commission, and more countries followed suit in later months.