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PlayStation Acquires Nixxes Software

PlayStation Acquires Nixxes Software - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2021 / 1,824 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced it has acquired Netherlands-based Nixxes Software. The company was founded in 1999 and has worked on porting games to the PC including multiple Square Enix Games - Marvel's Avengers, Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, and more.

Nixxes Software will join PlayStation Studios Technology, Creative & Services Group with a goal to provide high quality in-house technical and development capabilities for PlayStation Studios.

"I highly respect Nixxes and am excited for this very experienced team to become part of the world-class development community at SIE," said Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst.

"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 Software founder and senior director of development 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."

Sony Interactive Entertainment earlier this week announced it had acquired Returnal developer Housemarque and may have leaked an acquisition of the Demon’s Souls remake developer Bluepoint Games. 

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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LudicrousSpeed (on 01 July 2021)

So this is who will be handling PC ports. Hopefully this means faster ports with better performance than Horizon and Days Gone.

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fauzman (on 01 July 2021)

While this dev is likely purchaaed for porting Playstation games to PC, i am actually hoping that this studio will also work on upgrading PS4 games (and not just exclusives) to take advantage of the PS5 better.

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KurigoYT (on 01 July 2021)

Sony and Xbox taking power moves left and right, this will be an interesting console war.

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SanAndreasX (on 02 July 2021)

Nintendo needs to start getting aggressive with acquisitions. My first suggestions would be Koei Tecmo and Nippon Ichi Software.

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Azzanation (on 01 July 2021)

This is a good pick up by Sony and a much needed one. PC experience will obviously help with better quality ports as recent Sony ports have been subpar.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 01 July 2021)

That's one way to please the PC market,

Get expert porters to pc hahaha

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Soren0079 (on 01 July 2021)

Hmm, so a company that's worked almost exclusively with Square Enix and Eidos before Square Enix bought them has been bought by Sony.
Why would they need a company with so much experience with Square Enix and specifically their western focused games?

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gtotheunit91 Soren0079 (on 01 July 2021)

Judging by their catalog, it's to port PlayStation's first-party games to PC.

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ARamdomGamer (on 01 July 2021)

another ripe, organic purchase from Sony.

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gtotheunit91 ARamdomGamer (on 01 July 2021)

Ripe and organic how? They've ported games to PC for Crystal Dynamics, Eidos and Square Enix over the years. They haven't had any exclusive collaboration with Sony prior to this purchase.

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mjk45 gtotheunit91 (on 03 July 2021)

They are Dutch and have worked with Guerrilla on Kill Zone Shadow fall with a bloke by the name of Hermen Hulst so that most likely played a part, all though I feel its just a coincidence. 😉

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