PlayStation Studios seems to be stepping up its Windows PC porting efforts, due to a brand new addition to the “PlayStation family.” Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst announced Thursday that Sony has acquired Nixxes Software, a technical developer primarily based within the Netherlands whose credit embrace PC ports and optimizations for video games like Marvel’s Avengers, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and the fashionable Tomb Raider trilogy.
In different phrases, it feels like PlayStation Studios’ achieve is Square Enix’s loss.
“I highly respect Nixxes and am excited for this very experienced team to become part of the world-class development community at SIE,” Hulst stated in a information launch. “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 and senior director of improvement at Nixxes, added that the studios is “excited to bring our technical and development expertise to an IP powerhouse like PlayStation Studios.”
Sony Interactive Entertainment has been increasing to PC lately, bringing beforehand PlayStation-exclusive video games like Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone to Windows. PC variations of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Ghost of Tsushima are additionally reportedly within the works, although Sony has but to formally announce them.
The addition of Nixxes Software to PlayStation Studios follows information of Returnal and Resogun developer Housemarque’s latest acquisition.