Microsoft have announced its plans to purchase the games company Activision Blizzard for an eye watering $68.7 billion.
This is a massive deal and will make Microsoft the owners of popular games such as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Candy Crush. Being the biggest deal in gaming history, it has certainly caught the attention of others in the industry and is a potential concern for the restriction of competition and dominance in the market.
This may be the most concerning to direct rivals PlayStation. With Microsoft having a potential control over some of the most popular console games for their Xbox console, this could see the rivalry ramp up.
It will be interesting to see how this unfolds and how the constant development of gaming technology will impact the future of the two companies.