Sony buys another studio
Why it matters: Sony PlayStation is on a shopping spree, though Nixxes isn't a company many predicted would wind up in its cart.
- Nixxes' website crashed this morning after Sony's announcement, no doubt due to people trying to figure out just what Nixxes does.
- Unlike Sony's last two big acquisitions, Nixxes isn't a flashy studio known for making its own highly respected games.
Nixxes specializes in PC development and recently handled ports of numerous games from Square Enix, including "Marvel's Avengers."
- That background is fueling speculation that Sony will tap Nixxes to help bring more PlayStation games to PC, a recent market expansion maneuver Sony has said it will continue.
- Nixxes will join the PlayStation Studios Technology Creative & Services Group "to provide high quality in-house technical and development capabilities for PlayStation Studios," according to the official announcement.
What they're saying: At a 2017 talk at the Game Developers Conference, company founder Jurjen Katsman explained what Nixxes does:
"We do actual real game content development, we do engine development, but one thing that has sort of been with us from the start is PC ports. And ports are a bit of a dirty word and we like to pride ourselves in the fact that our port is not a dirty thing by itself. It really becomes a quality product."