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Microsoft and the metaverse

Techstination feature for Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.    Billions and billions is the way Carl Sagan used to describe the numbers of stars and planets in the universe.   Well…Microsoft has announced plans to spend billions and billions…68 point 7 to be precise…to acquire the video game giant Activision Blizzard.   In the conference call announcement Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella called a deal that will help to usher in a new era of gaming in the …here comes that word again…metaverse..

“When we think about our vision for what a metaverse can be, we believe there won’t be a single, centralized metaverse.  And there shouldn’t be.  We need to support many metaverse platforms as well as a robust ecosystem of commerce, content and applications.”

There will, no doubt, be hurdles when it comes to winning approval of the deal.   The companies hope to complete the transaction in fiscal 2023.

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