Call of Duty Games Now Available on Game Pass
This is one of that lightning-might-well-strike-twice kind of stories. After seeing Bethesda games appear under Xbox Game Pass Deals before they were added to the Game Pass service itself – yea, you pay your subscription and you can download and play whatever you like from an impressive selection – the alert Twitter account @modernwarzone spotted Call of Duty games appearing in the same Deals category. These or games are also available for Game Pass.
This is the immediate thought. Xbox has bought Activision Blizzard. They are the publishers of Call of Duty. So it is obvious that a variety of titles from this military shooter series will be coming to Game Pass. The deal is not yet done. Four US senators expressed doubts about the acquisition and stated that the merger “threatens worker led demands for accountability” ( via VGC).
Nevertheless, CoD games should naturally be added to Game Pass. The ongoing negotiations will open up opportunities for Activision content on Game Pass. However, the subscription service already hosts a wide range of titles from major publishers, including Square Enix, Warner Bros., SEGA, and EA Play package. Activision could follow the purchase, regardless of whether it is connected.
@modernwarzone saw the games as follows: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare of 2019, Black Ops Cold War of 2020 and 2016’s Modern Warfare Remastered. This is an updated version of Call of Duty from 2007. These games could be available on Game Pass very soon. It’s possible, but it would be a shame. It’s impossible to say, but they are there. They’re also slightly older and could find some new players if they signed up for Game Pass. Although I wouldn’t say, I like CoD, a campaign that costs me nothing is worth it. Maybe I’ll bite.
After much debate about whether Activision games would be Xbox exclusive (console-exclusive) if the acquisition goes through, it seems they could. Despite earlier indications, Call of Duty would remain cross-platform and available for PlayStation. The Warzone free-to-play games will continue to be available on all platforms. However, new CoD releases may only be available for Xbox and PC. Don’t panic, 2023’s CoD will be available for any device that can run, even the PlayStation 4 and 5.