PlayStation has acquired Nixxes Software, a company that specializes in porting games to PC.
Nixxes Software is a technical game developer based in The Netherlands. The company has worked on titles such as Marvel’s Avengers, The Tomb Raider Trilogy, the Hitman series, and more.
Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios, has previously expressed interest in porting more of PlayStation exclusives to PC. Therefore, this recent acquisition will likely play a big part in setting that plan in motion. In Sony’s corporate statement, Hulst commented:
“I highly respect Nixxes and am excited for this very experienced team to become part of the world-class development community at SIE. They have a passion for improving games and for delivering the best possible experience for gamers. Nixxes will be a strong asset for everyone across PlayStation Studios, helping our teams focus on their most important goal, which is to create unique PlayStation content at the best possible quality.”
Hermen Hulst had previously mentioned that PlayStation is very selective in the studios they choose to acquire. Jurjen Katsman, who is the Founder and Senior Director of Development at Nixxes, stated:
“We can’t wait to get to work and are so excited to bring our technical and development expertise to an IP powerhouse like PlayStation Studios. We’re looking forward to working with some of the most talented teams in the industry to deliver the highest-quality gameplay experiences for PlayStation fans.”
However, the terms and cost of this acquisition have not been disclosed due to the nature of the contract. Sony has also recently acquired Housemarque – the studio behind Returnal. Moreover, they also seemingly acquired Bluepoint Games, a developer specializing in remastering older games.