This year’s Game Developers Conference, GDC, will officially open in March, and before it opens, it has distributed questionnaires to a wide range of game developers to get a look at the industry trends of game practitioners. According to the results released by the organizers of the conference, about 10 percent of the 4,000 participants are developing next-generation console games.
More than half (56%) of developers said their current projects were PC-oriented, 39% for mobile phones, 11% for PS5 and 9% for Xbox Series X.
On the short-term future, 23 percent of respondents said their next game would be followed by PS5 and 17 percent planned to follow up on xbox Series X.
Developers are still interested in developing next-generation console games in the future, with 38 percent interested in PS5 game development, 25 percent interested in Xbox Series X development and 37 percent interested in Switch development.
Another, more cutting-edge gaming platform is slightly behind, with limited developer support for google cloud play Stadia and Microsoft’s xCloud platform, with 6% and 11% of players respectively saying their projects are being developed for Stadia and xCloud.
In the end, VR development has grown steadily, with 32 percent of respondents saying AR will dominate and 25 percent saying VR will dominate. Nineteen percent of developers think AR and VR will be just as popular, 16 percent think AR and VR won’t be climate-dwelling for the next five years, and 6 percent admit they don’t know anything about it.
For different VR devices, 24 percent of players said they were interested in Oculus Quest, followed by Rift at 20 percent and HTC Vive at 17 percent. Another group of players (32 percent) said they couldn’t judge, so about a third of developers don’t care about AR and VR.
Oculus Quest’s confidence among developers has increased significantly compared to last year, with an 11% increase in interested developers.