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GDC 2017 survey: PC game development beats all platforms

GDC 2017 survey sees 53% of game developers making PC games, leaving consoles in its dust
By Anthony Garreffa from Jan 12, 2017 @ 21:52 CST

GDC 2017 is right around the corner, where AMD should unleash its next-gen Ryzen CPUs - and hopefully show off its Vega graphics cards, but how are the game developers splitting their time on platforms?




According to a GDC 2017 survey, 53% of game developers are making games for PC/Mac - and if we compare it against the two strongest other platforms, we have Xbox One/Xbox Scorpio with 22%, and the PS4/PS4 Pro with 27%. Mobile games are important as well, with 38% of developers working on games for mobile devices, while VR development is strong with 24%.


Interestingly, Nintendo Switch game development isn't so strong right now, with just 3% of developers working on Switch games.


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