Sony has followed up the Housemarque acquisition by adding another studio to PlayStation Studios. This isn’t one that was expected but the work may well be familiar. It is the Dutch studio Nixxes who are set to be joining PlayStation Studios.
Who are they?
Nixxes are more known for working on PC and console ports on a multiplatform release. Recent examples include work with Square Enix on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the Tomb Raider series as well as Marvel’s Avengers.
PlayStation Studios boss Hermen Hulst posted the announcement on Twitter earlier today.
PlayStation’s CEO Jim Ryan has said they plan to “double down on releasing its games for PC as well as console”
What does this acquisition offer?
Well as Sony plan to bring more titles to PC, Nixxes adds a wealth of quality and experience. Recent Sony titles to come to PC include Days Gone, Horizon Zero Dawn and Death Stranding.
In the press release Hulst said he has a high respect for the studio and was excited for then to join.
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.
Has Nixxes had anything to say?
Nixxes founder Jurjen Katsman added to the statement from Sony saying they can’t wait to get to work and we’re excited.
We 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.
Is Sony planning any other studio acquisitions?
Bluepoint Games were rumored prior to the Housemarque’s acquisition. When they announced Housemarque, a welcome to the family picture appeared with Bluepoint Games on.