Microsoft set to acquire the gaming company Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

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Activision Blizzard is behind such successful franchises as Call of Duty and Candy Crush. It is being acquired by Microsoft. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto/Getty Images

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Microsoft says it is set to buy games behemoth Activision Blizzard. According to a press release, the move allows Microsoft, the maker of Xbox, to take up space in the mobile gaming space as well as the oncoming metaverse.

Activision Blizzard is behind such storied franchises as Call of Duty, StarCraft, Candy Crush, and more. That varied

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