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PlayStation buys PC porting specialist Nixxes Software

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July 2nd, 2021 acquisition Sony Interactive Entertainment Not disclosed
PlayStation buys PC porting specialist Nixxes Software

Sony Interactive Entertainment has made yet another acquisition this week.

The PlayStation firm has bought Nixxes Software, a Dutch developer that has done PC ports for the likes of Marvel's Avengers, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and the rebooted Tomb Raider trilogy for Square Enix.

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

“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 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.”

This comes in the wake of PlayStation acquiring Housemarque earlier this week. It could also be part of Sony's new strategy of bringing its console exclusive IP to PC. The firm has launched Days Gone and Horizon Zero Dawn on the platform, while Uncharted 4 might also be making the leap.


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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