Sony, just like Microsoft, is in a period of crazy spending. After the acquisition of the software house Housemarque, which created the exclusivity PlayStation 5 Returnal, and an increasingly certain acquisition of Bluepoint Studios, a new company falls under the umbrella of PlayStation Studios. To the numerous studies acquired over the years we must now add, following the official announcement, too Nixxes Software, a software house that will say nothing to most … because this type of company rarely ends up in the spotlight.
Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, Nixxes Software it specializes not so much in developing its own intellectual properties, but in being commissioned by publishers and third-party development houses to create PC porting, technical support and integration of titles which otherwise would remain console exclusive. In their curriculum there are highly respected video games, converted by the company to work well on PC: under contract by SQUARE ENIX have brought to PC several titles published by the Japanese giant (but developed in the West), including the most recent titles by Tomb Raider, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and even Marvel’s Avengers.
We currently don’t know what Nixxes Software’s new role will be within PlayStation, with company spokespersons citing only “internal support” for their games. However, some concrete clues are there: Sony’s recent opening to the PC market has seen some PlayStation exclusives land on Steam and Epic Games Store how Days Gone is Horizon: Zero Dawn, but also historical Japanese sagas such as Person is KINGDOM HEARTS (the latter also available on Xbox). Sony itself made no secret, during a meeting with investors, of wanting to bring other games to PC, given the excellent return on investment of the aforementioned titles.
Maybe it’s early for PC gamers to claim victory, but it could be a first step towards the arrival of highly anticipated holy monsters such as Bloodborne is Shadow of the Colossus, on the stores of Valve and Epic Games.
Source: Sony Interactive Entertainment Street Engadget