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.

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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?

GDC 2017 survey: PC game development beats all 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.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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