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Forums - Sony Discussion - Sony acquires Nixxes Software (for PC porting confirmed)

If this isn't an indicator that PS games are coming to PC, I don't know what is. As an exclusive PC and Nintendo gamer, this has be excited!



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Leynos said:
twintail said:

I doubt they have been bought to work on their own IP or to develop any games. 

Their role will undoubtedly be 1) porting to PC, 2) porting to PS, and 3) being a support studio.

1) makes sense considering the direction Sony is going with PC. 3) also makes sense since more support studios allows Sony to keep everything inhouse.

Studios can do more than one thing.

They can, and I'm sure no one would disagree with you on that fact.

I'm just not seeing how a studio who has only ever ported games, would be bought for any real other function but to port games or support current studios.

Of course, we have no real idea why the studio has been bought. Hopefully at whatever Sony event is rumoured to happen, we will know more.



Stop quoting me FFS everyone.



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twintail said:
Bristow9091 said:

We're gonna' be seeing more PlayStation games coming to PC for sure... which is actually a good thing because it then frees up the original developers to work on new things rather than spending time porting the games themselves, lol :P

Yeah indeed. This could work wonders for MP titles too. 

God I hope not. The main reason for my PS5 is to avoid MP on my PC. So many games filled with hackers. 



Great news for PC. Seems like I'll be playing my PS5 a lot less soon.



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Bristow9091 said:
Leynos said:

Studios can do more than one thing.

You're right, they can... but they've strictly been a porting and support team for over twenty years now, which seems to have been working really well for them, so maybe they're happy sticking to what they know best?

According to Katsmans in an interview in 2011, 'the company does not aim to develop in-house, as Katsman has no passion for game design and sees his focus on technical service.'

Unless Sony see another use for them, the studio director has absolutely no interest in making their own IP.



 

It seems pretty likely they will help with PC porting, but that's not necessarily a given. They do a lot of support stuff like with Killzone. Or they might be helping support PS4 with downports. They've also done that, and they've done a great job.  

They're a studio that's mostly behind the scenes, but they have tons of technical talent.  



the-pi-guy said:

It seems pretty likely they will help with PC porting, but that's not necessarily a given. They do a lot of support stuff like with Killzone. Or they might be helping support PS4 with downports. They've also done that, and they've done a great job.  

They're a studio that's mostly behind the scenes, but they have tons of technical talent.  

I would say it isn`t totally alien for Sony to have some behind the scenes studios or teams. Was SSM or ND that had that technical team that supported other Sony Studios right?



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Leynos said:

Stop quoting me FFS everyone.

Then stop saying shit that is so desperate to be responded to! 



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Runa216 said:
Leynos said:

Stop quoting me FFS everyone.

Then stop saying shit that is so desperate to be responded to! 

The fuck does that even mean?



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