Sony announced today it has acquired Netherlands-based studio Nixxes Software, which has over 20 years of experience in game development and optimization.
Nixxes will join PlayStation Studios Technology, Creative & Services Group immediately 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 Sony Interactive Entertainment,” 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 and senior director of development at 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.”
Nixxes specializes in PC ports and has worked on a variety of games over the years including providing PC development support to Crystal Dynamics on various Tomb Raider games, Project Snowblind, Blood Omen 2, and Marvel's Avengers. The studio's prior work also includes the PC version of Hitman: Absolution, and the PC version of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided among others.
Sony also recently acquired Returnal development studio Housemarque for an undisclosed sum.