Microsoft’s big takeover: Microsoft will buy CandyCrush game maker for Rs 5 lakh crore, will become the third largest gaming company admin Jan,21 2022 Microsoft has decided to buy ‘CandyCrush’ video game maker Activision Blizzard for $ 68.7 billion (Rs 5.14 lakh crore). This will be the biggest takeover in Microsoft’s 46-year history. Microsoft is also the owner of popular gaming consoles like Xbox. Activision Blizzard’s game lineup includes Call of Duty, Candy Crush, Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, and Hearthstone. According to Microsoft, the deal will accelerate the growth of its gaming business across mobile, PC, console and cloud and will also provide “building blocks” for the metaverse. With this deal, Microsoft will get about 400 million monthly gaming users of Activision. Along with this, he will also have rights on some of the most popular games in the world. Innovation is also expected in the field of artificial intelligence and programming due to the merger of Microsoft and Activision. After the deal, Microsoft will also become the third largest gaming company in the world in terms of revenue after China’s Tencent and Sony. The deal is expected to close by June 30, 2023. The deal is seen as a major step for Microsoft to dominate the Next Generation Internet, ie the Metaverse.