What’s that Pop Up? Your Activision Games Are On the Cloud

When we welcomed Activision Blizzard to Team Xbox a few weeks ago, we reaffirmed our goal of bringing more Xbox games to more players on more devices. To that end, we made a commitment to the European Commission to enable European Economic Area (EEA) gamers to play current and future Activision Blizzard PC and console games that they hold a license for on cloud game streaming services beyond Xbox Cloud Gaming.  

We met this commitment in October, and are now reflecting these changes in four live service games that have an in-game software licensing agreement. While many of you may have already been streaming Activision Blizzard titles, beginning today, the next time you boot up Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® II, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, Call of Duty: Warzone™, and Crash Team Rumble ™ you will be asked to accept an updated Software License and Service Agreement. 

The full terms of this agreement can be found here, but as we know you’ll be eager to jump into your game, we’re sharing that the change is a small one, reflecting the grant of a free license to EEA consumers that allows them to stream that title, via any cloud game streaming service of their choice that supports streaming the game, on any device they may own.  

When you see this pop up, know that what you might see as a minor inconvenience is indeed a sign of us honoring commitments, and indicating that you, the players of these games, have permission to enjoy these titles in a way you previously could not. 

This is the only time you will see a pop up of this nature. Going forward, these licenses will be incorporated into the terms of use when games are released. 

Thank you for your continued support, and we hope you enjoy playing your favorite games, wherever you may be.   

For additional information on Microsoft’s commitments to the European Commission, please see here and here