What you need to know
- Sony acquired Nixxes Software in July 2021.
- Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan says that this acquisition will help bring PlayStation IP to PC.
- Nixxes Software previously worked on PC versions of games such as Marvel's Avengers.
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) CEO Jim Ryan says that the acquisition of Nixxes will help with bringing PlayStation IP to PC. In an interview with Famitsu, Ryan stated (as translated by VGC) that PlayStation is "...happy to be in the early stages of bringing our IP to the PC, and look forward to working with Nixxes to help us do that."
Nixxes Software is a Dutch studio that's been responsible for the PC ports of numerous Square Enix titles, such as Marvel's Avengers and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Sony acquired Nixxes in July, integrating the team into the Technology, Creative & Services Group at Sony Worldwide Studios, meaning Nixxes will act in a support capacity helping the other teams and working on PC ports.
Earlier this year, Sony released a PC version of Bend Studio's open-world survival game Days Gone, while noting that a "slate" of other games were also coming to PC. These games have not yet been announced but a slide from an investor report indicates that one of the titles might be Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
It's possible we could see eventual PC ports of major upcoming PS5 titles like Horizon Forbidden West and the next God of War. Hermen Hulst, Head of Sony Worldwide Studios, noted earlier this year that Days Gone came to PC about two years after launching on PS4, while stating that the company would "...continue to look at the right times to launch each game."
The horde awaits
Days Gone stars Deacon St. John, a biker who lost a loved one in a horrific outbreak that has consumed the world. You'll have to gather supplies, maintain your bike and outfight massive hordes of Freakers to stay alive.
Glad Sony has finally “gotten the memo” so to speak that not having PlayStation games is seriously cutting into their profit margins. Plus Game devs wanr their games to be played by many gamers as possible. So Sony finally getting their act together and bringing of first party ports to PC is a win-win-win situation for everyone. For Sony, Game Devs and Gamers. Now that W11 allows other Store fronts in the store, Sony can sell their PC ports directly via the Windows Store.
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