Activision Blizzard Games Are Coming to Ubisoft+

Activision Blizzard Games Are Coming to Ubisoft+

Microsoft announced today that, in an attempt to convince Activision to buy Blizzard, a major new deal has been reached with Ubisoft.

Once Microsoft completes its purchase of Activision Blizzard, the signed agreement will go into effect and all Call of Duty games will be available on Ubisoft+.

Ubisoft today announced the signing of an agreement that will give Ubisoft cloud streaming rights for games like Call of Duty and others, which will come into effect upon the completion of Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The deal includes the complete slate of Activision Blizzard's current games, as well as all of its new titles released in the 15 years following the close of Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Games will come to Ubisoft+, as well as allowing Ubisoft to license them to cloud gaming companies, service providers and console manufacturers.

With a single subscription to Ubisoft+ Multi Access, players will soon be able to Play your favorite Ubisoft and Activision Blizzard games across multiple platforms including PC, Xbox consoles and Amazon Luna, and on the PlayStation platform through Ubisoft+ Classics. The deal will give gamers even greater access to a large library of classic and beloved titles, as well as the latest releases, all via cloud streaming.

Microsoft is essentially transferring cloud streaming rights to all current and future Activision Blizzard console and PC titles (for the next 15 years) to the company, which will also result in them being made available on Ubisoft+

Here is Microsoft's Brad Smith on what this all means for Xbox going forward.

“Microsoft will not be in a position to release Xbox games. Activision Blizzard exclusively on its own cloud streaming service – Xbox Cloud Gaming.”