Previously we have seen how third party games have reached Xbox Game Pass launch. They have mostly been independent games, apart from other more important releases like Outriders , but a new rumor aimed much higher and ensures that Battlefield 6 would arrive on Xbox Game Pass on the same launch day.
This rumor comes from the podcast TheXboxEra (via GameRant ), where insider Shpeshal Ed assured that it is “very likely” that a third party Triple-A FPS will reach Xbox Game Pass at launch. Given the good relationship between Microsoft and EA, with the inclusion of EA Play in Xbox Game Pass, many have been quick to speculate that it would be Battlefield 6.
The new installment of the Call of Duty saga, which would be called Vanguard, could also fit that description , but since no Activision game has ever set foot on Xbox Game Pass, it seems more likely that it refers to Battlefield. It would also be necessary to see if it would come directly to Xbox Game Pass or would do so through EA Play, which is also available on PlayStation.
Battlefield 6 does not yet have a specific launch date or specific platforms, but it is expected that it will arrive for both consoles and PC by the end of the year or by 2022. Its arrival on Xbox Game Pass would be another huge blow from Microsoft. in a year in which he has gambled very aggressively with moves like buying Bethesda with all its games and licenses.