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Video games: developers largely prefer the PC to the PS5 and Xbox Series X

At the question ” What platforms are you most interested in as a developer at the moment? ”58% of the 3,000 developers surveyed by the Game Developer Conference this year said they prefer the PC to the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

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Every video game enthusiast, whether PC player, console player or smartphone player has his heart platform, his little preference. But what about those behind the code, the developers who make the games? What platforms do developers prefer? Like every year, the Game Developers Conference asks the question to developers around the world. This year, a large majority of them indicated that they preferred the PC. They were asked other questions, and here are their answers.

58% of developers prefer the PC to consoles

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) asked just over 3,000 developers this question: “ What platforms are you most interested in as a developer at the moment? “. The result is final, since 58% of them answered that they preferred the PC.

Among the other platforms mentioned, the PlayStation 5 gathered 44% of the votes, the Nintendo Switch 38%, the Xbox Series X and S 30% and “VR headsets” as a whole, 27%. At the bottom of the list was Google Stadia, with just 6% of the vote.

See also: How do you know if your PC is powerful enough to play video games?

Another question asked of developers deserves attention. In this case, the GDC asked the developers what platforms they were currently working on. Not surprisingly, the PC and smartphones take the first places on the podium. A second time, 58% of them answered that they worked on PC, 32% answered on iOS, 31% on Android, 27% on PS5 and 24% on Xbox Series X and S.

So obviously this latest GDC poll covered a variety of other topics. For example, one of the questions was to know whether COVID-19 has contributed to developmental delays or not. 44% responded positively, almost half. Likewise, 45% of developers say they work more than 40 hours per week on average. 4% say they work more than 60 hours.

The full and detailed report is available here.

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