Only 18% of game devs making games for next-gen platforms

The next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett consoles aren't coming until 2020, with 18% of game developers making games for them right now.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Jan 24 2019 10:47 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

We're only a couple of months away from the Game Developers Conference (GDC 2019) and already hearing about what game developers are cooking up behind the scenes, with some interesting numbers to share from a GDC 2019 survey organized by the organization itself.

Only 18% of game devs making games for next-gen platforms | TweakTown.com

An interesting tidbit comes from that news with a question to game developers from the organizers of GDC 2019 asking "Are you developing your *next* game for upcoming unannounced game platforms, and/or existing platforms?". The answer? 18% of game developers are working on next-gen games with 2% of them exclusively making games for "upcoming unannounced platforms". Here are the results:

  • Exclusively for upcoming unannounced platforms 2%
  • Exclusively for existing platforms 46%
  • Existing and upcoming unannounced platforms 16%
  • N/A (Don't know at this time) 37%

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.

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