GDC Survey: Devs More Interested in PS5 Than XSX or even Switch; 40% Think EGS Will Be a Success

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Angie22

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As usual ahead of GDC, the organizers have conducted a survey among game developers. The report just came in, and it's very interesting to look at. For instance, it seems like among consoles interest for the upcoming PlayStation 5 is higher than Xbox Series X (38% vs 25%), and the PS5 even manages to narrowly beat the Nintendo Switch (37%). PC remains king, though, with 50% of the preferences.
The GDC survey also asked developers whether they are focused on next-generation platforms, current-generation platforms, or both. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the latter two options still dominate the results with 22% and 34%, respectively, while only 5% of the participants in the survey are developing a next-gen only game. The remaining 39% replied that they don't know yet at this time.

A section of the survey was specifically dedicated to the ongoing PC digital stores war. The GDC report suggests developers believe 15% would be an adequate fee for Steam, instead of the current 30%. Only 6% of the developers are okay with the current deal.
Additionally, 40% of the participants in the GDC survey are convinced the Epic Games store will turn out to be a success in the long run, while 35% replied 'Maybe', 18% 'Don't Know', and only 7% said no outright.
Full article at Wccftech
 

Stiltzkin

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Oct 25, 2017
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...but also way more are interested in PC, but who wants to read that kind of article title.
 

Robinson

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Isn't PC by far the easiest platform to develop for? That would explain why it's so popular.
 

IneptEMP

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Third party support on Switch largely comes from indie developers. Not sure how well represented they are at GDC. Would love to see their opinion on current/future consoles
 

Mass Effect

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OP trying to start a console war and launcher war in the same thread with that title.

I don’t think this forum could handle it
 
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