Is Diablo 4 coming to Xbox Game Pass?
Diablo 4 is not available on Xbox or PC Game Pass, and there's no indication that it will come any time soon. However, the situation isn't entirely devoid of hope. Should Microsoft succeed in acquiring Diablo 4 publisher Activision Blizzard, the entire Diablo series could come to Game Pass at some point in the future.
Available to buy, but not on Xbox Game Pass
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Diablo 4 isn't available on Xbox or PC Game Pass. I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this, but it's true. Microsoft's value-driven gaming subscription across Xbox console, Windows PC, and the cloud has access to a growing library of hundreds of titles, but the Diablo games (and most of the rest of the Activision Blizzard catalog) don't count among them.
Diablo 4 is available to buy, though, so players who are indelibly excited for this action-RPG epic can play the game right now. There are three editions from which to choose, with most of the differences coming down to some additional cosmetics for Diablo 4 (and even other games in the Diablo franchise). You can bring your friends, too, as Diablo 4 features expanded online multiplayer and online co-op.
If you're on the fence about purchasing Diablo 4 without trying it first, don't worry — I was, too. After playing the Diablo 4 Server Slam, though, I immediately added Diablo 4 to my Wishlist and preordered it. In our Diablo 4 review, Windows Central's Jez Corden concluded that this may be Blizzard Entertainment's magnum opus, a true masterpiece for the genre.
Diablo 4 will also expand in the future with new content and expansions, so there will always be more to look forward to. Blizzard is planning to support this game for years to come.
It may not be available on Xbox Game Pass, but the legendary franchise is back with an all-new, gore-tastic campaign and countless hours of epic content. It's an incredible game, and well worth its full asking price.
There's a chance if Blizzard joins the Xbox family
Right now, Microsoft is in the midst of attempting to acquire major games publisher Activision Blizzard in a massive $69 billion deal. The deal could have huge implications for the Xbox ecosystem as a whole, including bringing the entire Activision Blizzard library under the Xbox umbrella. What does this mean for Diablo fans?
Well, it means there's still hope for Diablo 4 — and the rest of the Diablo franchise — to eventually make its way to the Xbox Game Pass suite of subscription services. We're still a long way from that actually happening, though. The Activision Blizzard deal has to be approved by a wide variety of government bodies and regulators, and Microsoft has to integrate Activision Blizzard into the company, before the process for bringing those games to Xbox Game Pass can begin.
If you're really excited for Diablo 4, don't wait. The game contains dozens upon dozens of hours of brand-new Diablo content to keep players interested for months and even years to come, making it more than worth the asking price for action-RPG fans (or even newcomers, thanks to the accessibility and approachability improvements in Diablo 4's game design). Diablo 4 could still come to Xbox Game Pass in the months ahead, but there's also every chance the Xbox and Activision Blizzard deal will fall apart.
If you want to go ahead and pull the trigger on Diablo 4, you can find some of the best deals for the highly anticipated game below. You can also explore the best Xbox Game Pass games that are already on the service for plenty of excellent titles to occupy your time. Alternatively, you can play one of these 9 action-RPG games to keep your mind off Diablo.
Diablo 4 officially released on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, and PlayStation consoles on June 6, 2023, and is one of the best Xbox games of the year. You can buy the game, with three editions from which to choose. Stay tuned to Windows Central for all the latest news, guides, and more on Diablo 4.
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