Sunday January 15, 2017

GDC 2017 Survey: PC Remains Most Popular Platform

The PC is looking very good here, with 53% of game creators currently developing for it. Following is mobiles at 38%, which is lower than I expected for something so pervasive.

According to GDC 2017’s survey, the PC platform is the most popular one. The survey conducted from the views of over 4,5000 video game developers who have attended GDC over the past 3 years and according to the results, 53% of the survey-takers are currently developing for the PC platform. This further proves how popular the PC platform actually is, as more and more developers are releasing their games on it. In addition, GDC 2017’s survey revealed that 61% of the surveyed developers are not currently developing VR titles, but among those who are, 24 percent are currently making games on HTC and Valve’s Vive headset, 23 percent are supporting Oculus Rift, and 13 percent are supporting Sony’s PlayStation VR.