While Microsoft has summoned Sony to defend itself in a lawsuit against the FTC, the Antitrust Commission of New Zealand has preferred to postpone its final decision on the much-discussed merger that would bring Activision-Blizzard and all of its internal studios under the wing of Xboxes.
The antitrust regulator in New Zealand has officially postponed its decision on the nearly $70 billion purchase, according to the Commerce Commission's pages. The decision will come after this new extension on April 28 of this year.
The antitrust authorities of Chile, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Serbia have approved the agreement. Responses from the British CMA, the European Commission, New Zealand, and most likely China are expected by the end of April.
The European Developer Federation has endorsed the acquisition, although many developers are concerned about the consequences that might arise from such large-scale transactions in the video game business.