Sony Confirms Studio Acquisition Was to Help With PlayStation PC Ports
Sony announced in July 2021 that it had purchased Nixxes Software. This studio primarily port titles from consoles to the PC. The head of PlayStation studios, Hermen Hulst, claimed only purchased the NixxessWith to have the studio improve the technical capabilities of PlayStation Studios. Due to the reputation of Nixxes, many people speculated that Sony purchased the studio to make preparations for porting more PlayStation exclusive games to PC.
Sony made a change in its PlayStation exclusives policies last year. It recently released Horizon Zero Dawn, which was acclaimed by many. The company believed that this would be a great marketing strategy. The idea assumes that any PC gamers who enjoyed the title for the first time would consider buying a PlayStation to play other exclusives and sequels. It released Days Gone its second PlayStation exclusive for PC a few months back.
According to Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment comment about the Nixxes acquisition, the marketing strategy is working well. Ryan confirmed that Sony purchased Nixxes Studios in a recent interview with Famitsu. This was to enable it to create PC ports for more PlayStation exclusive titles. Essentially, Ryan states that Sony’s happy with its efforts to port PlayStation exclusives to PC and that the company looks forward to working with Nixxes to expand its library on the platform.
Any PlayStation exclusives for PC will not arrive until several years after their initial release. In the case of Horizon Zero Dawn, the game arrived on PC just three years after it was released on PlayStation. The game also arrived on the heels of the announcement of Horizon Forbidden West 2, which was part of Sony’s strategy. Forbidden West will be available for PC gamers who purchase a PlayStation.
To be honest, those who are looking forward to PlayStation exclusives on their PC should expect older titles. The current version of the PlayStation exclusives is the next exclusive hit PC appears to be Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. In May, an investor relations document listed the title in conjunction with an upcoming PC release. Days gone. SinceDays goneDid, in fact, release for PCUncharted 4It is almost certain that he will be the next in line.PlayStationFans will have to wait and watch.