Microsoft became one step closer to getting a hold of ZeniMax Media, Bethesda's parent company.
Microsoft's $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax Media has been approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
NME reports, that a Note of Effectiveness was published on March 4. It confirms that the SEC has given the purchase a green light, effectively leaving the EU's commission the only entity whose decision is required for the deal to take place. A legal document has also been made public. The details of the document likewise confirm Microsoft's intention to make ZeniMax Media and Bethesda a part of the Xbox family.
The EU's decision was expected on March 5 and despite the fact that it has not been made public yet there is no reason to believe that any sort of delay will take place.