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Microsoft’s Activision plan shows gaming will be at heart of metaverse

Analysis: Activision Blizzard deal would help Xbox compete against PlayStation – but will regulators play along?

Microsoft’s planned takeover of Activision Blizzard puts the tech company at the centre of two big issues facing the sector: the metaverse and Washington’s determination to rein in big tech.

The metaverse is where the physical and digital worlds come together, although it is very much at the concept stage. The idea is that you will put on a virtual reality headset and a digital representation of yourself – an avatar – will interact with others at work and play in a combination of virtual and augmented reality.

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