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PlayStation acquires porting studio (but not the one you’re thinking!)

Nixxes is now part of PlayStation Studios.

PlayStation has announced it has acquired porting studio Nixxes “to further elevate PlayStation Studios exclusive titles.”

The Dutch studio has been around since 1999 and is best known for numerous ports including Windows PC releases of Legacy of Kain 2, Tomb Raider Legend, Tomb Raider Anniversary, Tomb Raider Underworld, Deus Ex Human Revolution, Hitman Absolution, Thief and more.

“I highly respect Nixxes and am excited for this very experienced team to become part of the world-class development community at SIE,” Head of PlayStation Studios, Hermen Hulst, said in a statement. “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,” added Jurjen Katsman, Founder & Sr. 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.”

PlayStation has also acquired Returnal‘s Housemarque while PlayStation Japan let slip an image that showed it had also acquired porter Bluepoint Games; that latter acquisition has not been confirmed as yet.



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