Activision Blizzard has announced that it will begin adding games to Xbox Game Pass next year if the Microsoft deal closes. The company has stated that Modern Warfare III and Diablo IV will not be part of Xbox Game Pass in 2023.
However, once the deal closes, Activision Blizzard expects to work with Xbox to bring their titles to more players worldwide. The company expects to begin adding games to Game Pass some time in the course of next year.
The statement addresses Xbox fan questions about whether upcoming and recently launched games will be available via Game Pass, but it does not address the many existing Activision Blizzard games that were launched years ago and could be added to Game Pass sooner.
Activision has a huge back catalog of existing Call of Duty games that many expect will be part of Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft recently fixed classic Xbox 360 Call of Duty titles, just ahead of the original deal deadline, after players complained about not being able to matchmake in games like Call of Duty: Black Ops and the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
In conclusion, Activision Blizzard will not release recent Activision Blizzard releases on Xbox Game Pass this year, provided Microsoft’s deal closes before the October 18th deadline.
Source: The Verge (https://www.theverge.com/)