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What the Metaverse has to do with Microsoft’s deal for Activision

In the metaverse, so the tech industry thinking goes, people will come together in digital form to work, play, shop and socialize in immersive virtual worlds where they see each other as characters called avatars  (Photo: Reuters)Premium
In the metaverse, so the tech industry thinking goes, people will come together in digital form to work, play, shop and socialize in immersive virtual worlds where they see each other as characters called avatars  (Photo: Reuters)
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With the $75 billion acquisition, the software company is looking to stake a claim in what some tech visionaries think is the next evolution of the internet

When Microsoft Corp. disclosed plans to buy videogame giant Activision Blizzard Inc., the company described the $75 billion deal as a pathway to the metaverse, tapping into a trendy topic.

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