Does this mean more PlayStation PC ports are on the way.
Looks like PlayStation’s acquisition spree is still ongoing and now the company has announced that the lastest addition is Nixxes. If you ask me, this is major get just because of what Nixxes is known for.
Here’s the press release:
Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) announced today that SIE has completed the acquisition of Nixxes Software B.V. (“Nixxes”), an industry-leading Dutch studio with more than 20 years of experience in game development and optimization. Based in Utrecht, Netherlands, effective immediately, Nixxes will join PlayStation Studios Technology, Creative & Services Group 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 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.”
Those familair with the name will know that Nixxes is responsible for porting a number of console developed games to the PC. Which makes this latest acquisition an interesting one. Specially since PlayStatation has stated it wants to release more games for the PC. With Nixxes, they very well have picked up an amazing team that is well-known for their PC ports.
I didn’t see PlayStation acquiring this studio, but does make a lot of sense. At the same time, this leaves a giant hole in the console to PC port talent pool. For years, Nixxes has been at the forefront of porting games to the PC, including the rebooted Tomb Raider games, and they assisted with the development of Marvel’s Avengers.
PlayStation has picked up one heck of a development team and I really hope this is to bring more PlayStation games to the PC. Can we please get that Bloodborne PC now?