In a Massive Blow to PlayStation, Xbox Game Pass Gets Major Activision Games Update as Sony Scrambles for New Titles: Report Claims

After Starfield, PlayStation is set to receive yet another blow from Xbox with the inclusion of premium games by Activision Blizzard

In a Massive Blow to PlayStation, Xbox Game Pass Gets Major Activision Games Update as Sony Scrambles for New Titles: Report Claims

SUMMARY

  • The Microsoft Activision deal is set to be finalized on October 13, 2023. This deal will see several new games come under the banner of Xbox Game Pass.
  • Sony's PlayStation is on the verge of receiving a heavy blow by Microsoft Xbox, with speculations that instead of 2024, the premium games will come under the Xbox Game Pass as soon as the deal is done.
  • Microsoft revived the servers of Xbox 360 since the gaming community is feeling nostalgic with older Call of Duty games before Modern Warfare 3.
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Xbox is set to deal a massive blow to PlayStation with the Game Pass getting more premium games from the Microsoft Activision merger. PlayStation and Xbox always go side-by-side. Whenever one of them does something new, the other does the same thing in a better way. Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft’s Xbox have separate fanbases. So, it is quite common to see fans having heated debates regarding which console is better.

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Sony’s PlayStation had a great start in 2023. People were busy with God of War: Ragnarok, which was released at the end of last year. But as time passed, Microsoft began to capture the market with its console. With Starfield and Microsoft buying Activision-Blizzard, the PlayStation is speculated to get another blow from Microsoft before the year ends.

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Xbox Game Pass Could Line Up Activision Games Sooner Than Mentioned

Xbox Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass

Xbox is on a roll with Starfield being an exclusive, and almost every gamer wants to get their hands on the game. Apart from that, October 13 is set to be the auspicious day when the Microsoft-Activision merger finally happens. Activision Blizzard has already released a statement mentioning that the gaming titles under its banner will come to Game Pass in 2024.

 

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But speculations are going around that the titles will be released under Game Pass earlier than the mentioned date. Even though it contradicts the official statement, Jez Corden, an avid gaming journalist, believes it. After the merger takes place, Microsoft and Activision will require some time to bring those games under the same banner. So, they had opted for 2024.

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Activison Blizzard Is Set To Bring Premium Titles To Xbox Game Pass

The official X (Twitter) page of Activision Blizzard also mentioned trying to get those titles as soon as possible. Jez Corden believes that several of new games will hit Xbox Game Pass once the deal is finalized. For the moment, it is still speculation. But fans do believe in Jez Corden.

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More Good News For Xbox Users

Xbox users have more good news in store for them. Earlier this year, the Xbox 360 servers were shut down. But with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 releasing soon, the gaming community wants to play the older games for nostalgia. Jez Corden revealed that to bring back the nostalgia, Microsoft has made the Xbox 360 servers active again.

The old Call of Duty games are set to hit Game Pass first, followed by the premium ones. PlayStation has to deal with massive blows that are coming from Microsoft. There seems to be no end to it. With the speculation surrounding the Game Pass, these blows are only going to increase until PlayStation has something in store for later.

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Microsoft-Activision Blizzard Merger

Jez Corden is one of the most reliable gaming journalists. So, it is true that the gaming community will believe him. But since there has been no official confirmation, the gamers don’t want their expectations to go too high. For the moment, they are waiting for the Microsoft and Activision deal to be finalized. Only then can we know what is in store for us.

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Priyanko Chakraborty

Written by Priyanko Chakraborty

Priyanko is a Content Writer at FandomWire, and specializes in anime. He is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Economics. Priyanko has previously worked as a content writing intern. He spends half of his day writing on anime, and the other half watching it.