With the Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard seemingly finally set to go through fully, the Xbox console manufacturer appears to be preparing to bring the publisher’s back catalogue of titles to Microsoft’s Game Pass subscription service – starting with Call of Duty.
As reported by Twitter page ‘Game Pass Tracker’ Brazilian users have discovered that in going to Call of Duty Black Ops 2’s page and trying to purchase the title, they have been met with the message “Receive this item for FREE with your gaming subscription! (Game Pass) Checkout and it's yours FOREVER!”
Presumably the Brazilian store jumped the gun a little bit on the announcement – especially with the Activision Blizzard acquisition set to close within the next few weeks. That said, it is worth noting that the Brazilian Xbox branch in particular has had an inconsistent track record when it comes to leaks such as these.
Should this leak end up being true, more modern COD titles are unlikely to find their way onto Game Pass any time soon due to restrictions imposed by PlayStation as part of the console manufacturer’s long-standing relationship with the Call of Duty brand.
Even without any modern COD titles however, bringing the first-person shooter to Game Pass in any form would be massive for the service. We will have to wait and see whether this ends up being the case.
KitGuru says: Do you think Call of Duty is coming to Game Pass? Which titles would you like to see added? What is your favourite COD game of all time? Let us know down below.