Is Sony about to spend more time and attention on computer ports? Hopefully, because you've just acquired a studio well accustomed to bringing a lot of modern Crystal Dynamics games to PC.
Dutch studio Nixxes Software has been around for 20 years and most recently is known for working on PC ports for the rebooted Tomb Raider trilogy, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and last year's Avengers game. Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst announced the acquisition on Twitter, saying "it is a real pleasure to welcome the PlayStation family to a team with such extensive technical experience and extensive experience."
“We can’t wait to get started and we’re so excited to bring our technical and development experience to a central IP like PlayStation Studios,” said Jurjen Katsman, founder of Nixxes. in a press release. "We look forward to working with some of the most talented teams in the industry to deliver the highest quality gaming experiences to PlayStation fans." It has not been revealed how much Sony paid for Nixxes.
This can be nothing but good news for more Sony games coming to PC. Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan said earlier this year that "a whole slate" of PlayStation games would hit PC, which kicked off with the release of Days Gone. Last year also saw Horizon Zero Dawn and Death Stranding break through, with rumors that Uncharted 4 is the next PC port to be channeled. Don’t expect this to pave the way for simultaneous versions of PC and PS5, but Hulst wants you to dedicate yourself to the console.