Microsoft has announced that it is buying one of the world’s biggest game developers for a whopping $68.7 billion
— in a move that’s set to “provide building blocks for the metaverse.” The tech giant is acquiring Activision Blizzard, the company that owns renowned brands including Call Of Duty, Overwatch, World of Warcraft and Candy Crush. This will be Microsoft’s biggest acquisition
— streets ahead of the $26.2 billion it paid for LinkedIn back in 2016
— but the deal is likely to be closely scrutinized.