The deal worth $68.7bn £50.5bn, would be Microsoft's biggest ever buyout and the largest deal in gaming history. It would see the US firm owning popular gaming franchises including Call of Duty, Warcraft and Overwatch. The deal would be a major step for Microsoft's Xbox gaming brand in its battle against Sony's PlayStation. It also comes a year after Microsoft bought another influential gaming company, Bethesda for $7.5bn. Buying the troubled but successful Activision would...

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