Microsoft’s 7.5 billion greenback acquisition of ZeniMax Media — in fact together with Bethesda Softworks — has met the approval of the European Union.
As VGC reports, the EU’s antitrust regulator has given the inexperienced mild to the historic merger, which is able to see Microsoft turn into the father or mother firm of all Bethesda’s improvement groups and their IP. A part of the regulator’s duties is to uphold competitors regulation, and prohibit acquisitions that look to threaten market competitors. With the deal now permitted by the EU, it is one other step in direction of lastly being executed.
On the time of writing, we’re nonetheless none the wiser as to how this Bethesda buyout will have an effect on their video games on methods apart from Xbox and PC. After all, video games like Deathloop and Ghostwire Tokyo are nonetheless sure for PlayStation — in actual fact, each are PS5 console exclusives. Presumably, we’ll study extra in regards to the standing of titles equivalent to Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI nearer the time of their launch.
In associated information, there have been rumours circulating that Microsoft may hold a Bethesda event of some sort in the coming weeks.