Diablo 4 is Not Coming to Game Pass, Blizzard President Says

Blizzard Entertainment president Mike Ybarra has quashed recent rumours that the action RPG is headed to Game Pass.

Microsoft is currently trying to get its proposed $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard approved, and if/when that does happen, all of the latter’s games will inevitably be added to the ever-growing Game Pass libary. If, however, you were hoping that some of Activision Blizzard’s biggest games – specifically, Diablo 4 – will launch for the subscription service before that, well, there’s bad news.

A recent leak indicated that Blizzard Entertainment’s action RPG was headed to Game Pass soon, courtesy of a leaked banner image spotted on Brazilliant payments app PICPAY. A thin enough source, but speculation mounted once the image emerged online. However, Blizzard has now quashed down those rumours.

Blizzard Entertainment Mike Ybarra recently to Twitter and, in a response about said leak, confirmed that Diablo 4 is, in fact, not headed to Game Pass, simply writing, “This is not happening.”

This isn’t the first time Blizzard has been quite cut-and-dry with denying any plans of a Game Pass launch, having done the same earlier this year prior to the game’s launch.

Diablo 4 is available on Xbox Series X/S, PS5, Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Its first season of post-launch content, Season of the Malignant, is set to go live on July 20. Blizzard is currently also working on two full-fledged expansions.