Following in the foot steps of PlayStation announcing it had announced Housemarque and accidental early acquisition announcement of Bluepoint (still waiting on confirmation on this one), the company has now announced that it has acquired Nixxes Software.
Nixxes Software has been responsible for porting a number of large AAA games to PC and other platforms. This includes games such as Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Thief, Hitman: Absolution, Marvel’s Avengers and earlier games such as the Legacy of Kain games.
Holy crap, Nixxes are one of the best PC porting studios in the world. They did the Deus Ex games, Tomb Raiders, hell, all the way back to Soul Reaver 2 I remember seeing their name on PC boxes. This is some crazy talent. https://t.co/uakmcAnVdV
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!
It’s unclear if Sony plan to use Nixxes how it has used Bluepoint Games or of it will be responsible purely for porting its games to PC (which PlayStation has said it wants to do more of), but it’s definitely clear that they’re making moves to bolster and diversity the PlayStation Studios line-up.
PlayStation’s Head of Studios Hermen Hulst as well as Jurjen Katsman, Founder of Nixxes had the below to say:
“I highly respect Nixxes and am excited for this very experienced team to become part of the world-class development community at SIE,” said Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios. “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.”
“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,” said Jurjen Katsman, Founder & Sr. Director, Development, Nixxes. “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 going to be interesting to see how this continues to unfold over the coming weeks and months, both to see if PlayStation continues its acquisition spree and what Nixxes gets to work on under the PlayStation Studios umbrella.