After Activision has so far relied on its Battle.net, upcoming games are to be offered again on Steam.
Activision Blizzard has opened its own publisher page on Steam.
A final release is still pending, but Activision Blizzard should soon belong to Microsoft. The Windows group bought the world’s largest games publisher for the equivalent of 68.7 billion euros. However, the deal should not be completed until the first half of 2023. In the meantime, Activision has opened its own publisher page on Steam. Here the manufacturer advertises some of its most popular game series, such as “Call of Duty”.
Soon all games on Steam?
Until now, Activision had relied on its Battle.net distribution platform. Many games were also available on Steam. However, the last “Call of Duty” game was available on Steam in 2017. However, the upcoming “Modern Warfare 2” should also be available for purchase on Steam at the end of October 2022. There are also many classics that Activision have released in recent years Steam released.
Augmented presence on Steam
Activision never actually left Steam. Nevertheless, many blockbusters were only distributed on the in-house platform Battle.net. Now the publisher is apparently preparing for a stronger commitment to Steam. At least that’s what the official publisher page suggests, which previously only led to an ugly data set, but has now been expanded to include banners and advertisements for upcoming titles.
Game Pass puts pressure on Steam
Microsoft plans to bring most of the games developed by Activision into its Game Pass on Xbox and PC. This should give players access to many games that have already been released and all new in-house developments for a monthly fee. This also includes the games from the studios belonging to the Microsoft group – including the games from Activision Blizzard.
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