Diablo 4 will not be on Game Pass day one says Blizzard

Diablo 4 will not be on Game Pass day one says Blizzard

Although it may soon become a first party Xbox game, Blizzard claims there are currently no plans to bring Diablo 4 to Game Pass – day one or otherwise.

With all the fuss being made about Call Of Duty, it’s become less clear what the driving force behind Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard really is.

Microsoft’s been desperate to claim it’s not for exclusives, but they’ve not mentioned Game Pass much lately, despite the initial implication being that any and all Activision Blizzard games would automatically appear on the service, once they become first party games.

That’s apparently not the case for Diablo 4 though, at least not at launch. And it’s now unclear whether the game will be on Game Pass even after Microsoft buys the publisher.

Diablo 4 will launch on June 6 on both Xbox and PlayStation formats, which will likely be before the acquisition is officially authorised (if it’s authorised, although it’s looking increasingly likely that it will be).

What happens after that, in terms of Activision Blizzard’s backlog, is unclear but theoretically there’s no reason that all of their games couldn’t instantly be made available on Game Pass.

That has been one of Sony’s key arguments against the deal though, which has led to Microsoft promising to make Call Of Duty available on PS Plus and GeForce Now… if Sony is willing to pay for the former.

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