PlayStation Studios is continuing its run of acquisitions this week, announcing it has acquired Dutch studio Nixxes Software.
The announcement of the deal says that the studio, who are mostly known for porting work, will “join PlayStation Studios Technology, Creative & Services Group to provide high quality in-house technical and development capabilities for PlayStation Studios.”
Nixxes Software are mostly known for their porting work, having provided PC ports for several Square Enix games including Marvel’s Avengers, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and the most recent Tomb Raider trilogy. Given this, and the fact they’re working on the technical side of PlayStation, many are speculating that the studio might be put to work on PlayStation’s planned PC ports.
Herman Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, welcomed Nixxes to the PlayStation Studios family. He said “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.”
Nixxes’ own founder Jurjen Katsman added “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.”
It’s the second official, but potentially third acquisition made by Sony this week. On Tuesday it was announced that Returnal developers Housemarque were joining the PlayStation Studios family, and a social-media slip-up seemed to reveal that Bluepoint Games has joined the fold too.
Excited to announce that the talented Dutch studio Nixxes Software will be joining PlayStation Studios. It's a real pleasure to welcome a team with such deep technical expertise and vast experience to the @Playstation family. Huge congrats to everyone @NixxesSoftware!
— Hermen Hulst (@hermenhulst) July 1, 2021