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Sony acquires Nixxes Software

The Dutch developer will join the PlayStation Studios Technology, Creative & Services Group, supporting other studios within Sony

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced the acquisition of Dutch studio Nixxes Software.

The conditions of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

The developer will join PlayStation Studios Technology, Creative & Services Group, which focuses on technical and development capabilities to support Sony's games development studios.

It's the second developer to join PlayStation Studios this week, as Sony announced the acquisition of Returnal developer Housemarque on Tuesday.

Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, commented: "I highly respect Nixxes and am excited for this very experienced team to become part of the world-class development community at SIE.

"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."

Jurjen Katsman, founder and senior director of development at Nixxes, added: "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. 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."

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