In response to the EU’s statement of objections, Microsoft told the publication it is committed to “finding a path forward” for the deal.
“We are listening carefully to the European Commission’s concerns and are confident we can address them,” a spokesperson said.
While the EU’s charge sheet hasn’t been publicly released, regulators have expressed concerns that the acquisition could significantly reduce PlayStation’s ability to compete given that it would see Microsoft gain ownership of the Call of Duty series, which Sony has called “irreplaceable”.
In a bid to address these concerns, Microsoft recently said it had offered Sony a 10-year, legally enforceable contract to make each new Call of Duty game available on PlayStation the same day it comes to Xbox.
Shortly after, Microsoft accused Sony of misleading the EU regulator over its commitment to keeping Call of Duty on PlayStation, should the acquisition be approved.
The European Commission is scheduled to rule on the deal by April 11.