Why Microsoft buying Activision could mean big things for PlayStation on the PC

Microsoft’s changing the game, now the ball is in Sony’s court.

Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard. It's gonna try, anyway, with a deal worth more than the GDP of most of the countries on the planet, and a host of problems from employee abuse to just straight-up publishing duds, Microsoft may have just bought the world's biggest and most expensive can of worms. But let's assume that they get through the various regulatory hurdles, and Redmond adds one of the biggest publishers on the planet to its growing collection of subsidiaries.