PlayStation extends its buying spree, nabs Nixxes Software

It seems very much like Sony PlayStation has money to burn these days. After taking in Returnal developer Housemarque and supposedly swooping up Bluepoint Games, the Dutch studio Nixxes is next. Even though Nixxes might not be the most recognized name in the business, their expertise will definitely be a welcome asset for PlayStation.

The name Nixxes might not ring a bell directly for some. If you’re an avid PC gamer, there’s a chance that you’ve seen the name though. Based in Utrecht – the worst city to pronounce when you’re not Dutch – Nixxes has ported quite a few Crystal Dynamics heavy-hitters to PC. Tomb Raider, Blood Omen 2, Marvel’s Avengers… to name a few. If you’ve played Hitman: Absolution or Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on PC and enjoyed the living shit out of it, you have Nixxes to thank for that as well.

As of now, the Dutchies will most likely make sure that Sony’s AAA-blockbusters will run smoothly on PC as well. PlayStation-boss Jim Ryan previously stated that more PlayStation games might come to PC in the (near) future. This acquisition seems to confirm these plans, which is great news. I mean, the PC port of Horizon: Zero Dawn and Days Gone has left me wanting more. The takeover of Nixxes seems to be the ticket to achieving this goal. Fellow Dutchie and PlayStation Studios chief Hermen Hulst seems to share my enthusiasm.

Jurjen Katsman – founder of Nixxes Software – feels happy about Nixxes becoming a PlayStation Studio as well. According to his statement on Nixxes’ website, the team can’t wait to lend a hand in creating primo gaming experiences for the PS fanbase.

“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.”

As for now, nobody really knows what the studio will be working on. It might be another PC port, but there’s no real way of telling. I guess we’ll have to wait for more news on that. Anyway, welcome to the family, Nixxes!