Sony picks up Dutch porting specialist Nixx Software


Sony has revealed that it will acquire Dutch game designer and porting specialist Nixxes Software.

As confirmed by Sony Interactive Entertainment Head of Worldwide Studios Hermann Hulst (via) Twitter), the technical development team has been around since 1999, but will now join the studio’s ever-growing lineup of PlayStation. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

This is the third purchase by the Japanese firm in recent days after it announced the acquisition of returnal Accidental initial purchase of developer Housemark as well as Bluepoint Games (best known for) demon souls remake).

Previous titles from Nixxes Software have been ported to various platforms: marvel’s avengershandjob Deus Ex: Mankind more modern tomb Raider trilogy

According to the official Nixxes website, the company will “focus on delivering the highest quality gameplay experience for PlayStation fans.”

“Excited to announce that talented Dutch studio Nixx Software will be joining PlayStation Studios,” wrote Hulst in the announcement.

“It is a real pleasure to welcome a team with such deep technical expertise and vast experience to the PlayStation family. Many congratulations to all of Nixxess Software!”

A report recently suggested that Sony would start ramping up production of the PlayStation 5 console in order to achieve higher sales.

While the console is still hard to get hold of, gaining visibility on the platform as a developer seems equally difficult, with one indie developer claiming the PlayStation Store charges at least £18,000 ($25,000).



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