Full steam ahead! Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda has overcome two major barriers to being completed. Both the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the EU’s European Commission have approved the deal to go through. While this does not yet make the merger official, it clears the way. As a reminder, the $7.5 billion USD deal will bring Bethesda Game Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango GameWorks and more into the Microsoft fold. Joe Skrebels at IGN has the full story.