Microsoft has today announced a monumental acquisition of Activision-Blizzard in a deal worth around $70 billion, which means the publisher’s huge lineup of games is heading to Xbox Game Pass. The subscription service has become a major component of the Xbox business model over the past few years, with Xbox announcing it now has 25 million subscribers worldwide.
Upon close, we will offer as many Activision Blizzard games as we can within Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass, both new titles and games from Activision Blizzard’s incredible catalog. We also announced today that Game Pass now has more than 25 million subscribers. As always, we look forward to continuing to add more value and more great games to Game Pass.
The number does, of course, include subscribers across both Xbox and PC platforms.
Xbox has been supporting Game Pass with a steady flow of new content, chopping and changing its library with new releases that include the day-and-date physical release of major first and third-party content. Most recently, Xbox confirmed that Ubisoft’s upcoming tactical shooter spin-off Rainbow Six Extraction will launch with the service this month. Other new content includes Drinkbox’s Nobody Saves World, and Spike Chunsoft’s Dangaonrompa: Trigger Happy Havoc.