It’s been announced that Microsoft will purchase Activision and Blizzard, welcoming both of these companies to the Xbox family. Both Activision and Blizzard own various games, and many of these titles could be added to the Xbox Game Pass subscription. A notable title likely to be talked about is the Diablo franchise. Will Diablo games be coming to the Xbox Game Pass in the future?
At this time, there’s no official announcement regarding what games could become available on the Game Pass. The transition of Activision and Blizzard into the Xbox umbrella will take quite a bit of time. However, we have some evidence of how Xbox typically operates in a situation like this, given how the company handled its acquisition of Bethesda, another large company with multiple game franchises.
Diablo 4 for Xbox Game Pass
At this time, per Rod Fergusson, Diablo 4 will not be coming to Xbox Game Pass. This can be assumed for the rest of the titles in the series as well.
When Xbox acquired Bethesda, several of the game company’s multiple games were added to the Xbox Game Pass. As a result, all subscription owners could play Doom, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Dishonored, The Evil Within, Wolfenstein, and others. Given this process, we could expect to see Diablo games making their way over to the Xbox Game Pass in the future.
There is no official announcement shared by Xbox, Activision, or Blizzard about this. We’ll have to wait for the deal to be ironed out to learn these details, but don’t be surprised to see any of the older Diablo games appearing on the Game Pass as playable titles.