Sony’s Jim Ryan mentioned recently that Sony would be bringing more PS4 and PS5 exclusives to the PC platform, and now, they have acquired Dutch PC porting specialist, Nixxes Software as part of their PlayStation Studios Technology, Creative & Services Group.
The best part is, this is no rumour. This was officially confirmed Hermen Hulst, Dutch Head of PlayStation Studios on Twitter.
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
As Hulst mentioned in his tweet, Nixxes is a studio with a lot of experience and technical know-how when it comes to bringing games to the PC ecosystem. This includes games such as Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and the recent Tomb Raider games from Crystal Dynamics. So I’m sure we can all agree that this acquisition from Sony is very intruging.
Thankfully, Hulst had more to say on this in an interview with Business Insider.
“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.”
Jurjen Katsman, Founder & Sr. Director, Development, Nixxes also chimed in – “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.”
Sony has a ton of interesting IP from both the PS4 and PS5 that they could end up bringing to the PC, so the possibilities are pretty much endless. We will have to wait and see for any official announcements, of course, but this acquisition shows that Sony is getting more serious about bringing more games outside of the Playstation ecosystem.