New Trends In The Game Industry

Game Industry Survey by GDC showed key trends ahead of GDC 2020 in March.

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Game Developers Conference held the eighth annual State of the Industry Survey and revealed the trends based on the responses of 4000 game developers. 

  • The interest in next-gen platforms has risen. The majority of respondents develop their products for PC and/or mobile consoles, while 11% said that they are working on the products for PlayStation 5, and 9% are focused on Xbox X versions.
  • When talking about streaming services, the survey showed that 6% of gave developers are working on games for Google Stadia, and 3% of respondents aim to run their project on Microsoft’s Project xCloud.
  • Interest in VR got back with Oculus Quest. 32% of respondents believe that AR will dominate, and one quarter (25%) voted for VR. Almost 20% are expecting AR and VR will be equally in demand, 16% think none of the above-mentioned technologies will be important in the next 5 years. 
  • Unionization of the industry workers will happen. A bit more than half of the respondents agreed. When they have been asked whether they thought about unionization of the game industry workers, the for and against votes were almost equal, 23 and 22 percent of votes respectively, and 42 percent said "maybe". 

You can download your copy of the report from the official GDC website. 

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