Sony Interactive Entertainment is a recognized global leader in the digital and entertainment industry and has pioneered the video game industry for decades. Sony Interactive Entertainment controls the PlayStation brand of consoles as well as residuary elements including its exclusive video games including the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation Vita. The company has endeavored to continue to expand its portfolio. For example, it was recently announced that Housemarque, the developer of Returnal, was acquired by Sony on 29th June as joining the major entity would give them a clear sense of direction into the future. Nixxes Software is a Dutch company that leads the industry in video game design as well as porting. Nixxes Software has maintained that its goal is to deliver the best quality video games regardless of platform. Today, it was announced that Sony has acquired Nixxes Software to further elevate PlayStation Studios’ exclusive titles.
Nixxes will immediately join PlayStation Studios Technology Creative & Services Group to provide development and highly technical advice and showcase its capabilities to aid PlayStation Studios. Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios stated, “I highly respect Nixxes and am excited for this very experienced team to become part of the world-class development community at SIE…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.”
Nixxes Studio has worked on various titles over the past fifteen years including Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the Tomb Raider Series and most recently, Marvel’s Avengers. With its talented team, it is no surprise that Sony saw it fit to acquire the company.
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