Game Pass Won’t Feature the One Game Every Xbox User Wanted after Activision Blizzard Acquisition

Every Xbox fan expected to see a Call of Duty game in January 2024's Game Pass lineup.

game pass won't feature the one game every xbox user wanted after activision blizzard acquisition

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  • Xbox recently announced its January 2024 Game Pass lineup.
  • Fans are disappointed as the Game Pass didn't include a single Call of Duty game.
  • Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming, confirmed last year that Activision Blizzard video games will hit the Game Pass in 2024.
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As we enter 2024, Xbox revealed its Game Pass lineup for January which includes some heavy hitters like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Resident Evil 2 but it’s missing something that everyone is eagerly waiting for: a Call of Duty game. Last year, the CEO of Microsoft Gaming and head of the Xbox, Phil Spencer confirmed that Activision Blizzard video games will not hit the Game Pass until 2024.

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Last year, Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion and thanks to this deal, Microsoft has now access to some popular video game franchises like Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot, Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk’s, Spyro, Skylanders, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, and Candy Crush Saga. Now the question arises: When will fans get these games on Xbox Game Pass?

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Xbox revealed its January 2024 Game Pass lineup

The latest games that will be a part of Xbox Game Pass
The latest games that will be a part of Xbox Game Pass

The first Xbox Game Pass lineup of 2024 is officially here and fans still didn’t get any Activision Blizzard video games. The Game Pass is a subscription service offered by Microsoft that allows gamers to play a collection of games on Xbox and PC without paying for each game individually. This month, the lineup includes:

Close to the Sun (cloud, console, and PC): January 3rd
Hell Let Loose (cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X / S): January 4th
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (cloud, console, and PC): January 9th
Figment (cloud, console, and PC): January 9th
Super Mega Baseball 4 (cloud, console, and PC) EA Play: January 11th
We Happy Few (cloud, console, and PC): January 11th
Resident Evil 2 (cloud, console, and PC): January 16th
Those Who Remain (cloud, console, and PC): January 16th

Games like Grand Theft Auto V, Persona 4 Golden, Persona 3 Portable, Garden Story, and MotoGP 22 will leave the Game Pass this month.

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Fans are disappointed as there was no Call of Duty game in the Game Pass

Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard for $68.7 million in October 2023
Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard for $68.7 million in October 2023

After Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion on October 13, 2023, fans have been eagerly waiting for a Call of Duty game to hit the Game Pass. CEO of Microsoft Gaming, Phil Spencer confirmed in a podcast with Xbox last year that Activision Blizzard games will not be released on the Game Pass until 2024.

Now, it seems like fans will only have to be patient and hope that Xbox adds a Call of Duty game in the Game Pass next month. The Game Pass starts at $10 monthly and goes up to $17 monthly for its premium version.

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