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Study: UK developers conflicted over the future of console and PC games

Tuesday, 4th October 2011 15:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A survey conducted with over 80 UK game studios by e-skills, a UK skills council for business and information technology, found 24 percent were of the opinion console gaming would decline over the next year, and 42 percent believed PC games were in regression. On the other end of the poll, 32 percent expected the console side of things would increase, with 20 percent expecting an in increase for the PC game sector. While the figures concluded are a bit discrepant from one another, 89 percent were of the opinion that the demand for social and mobile games would mount, and 88 percent believed casual gaming interest would also continue to accelerate. Of those polled, not one surveyed felt the demand for casual or mobile titles would decrease. Thanks, Develop.

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  1. minxamo

    Console/PC gamers, and casual gamers are 2 very seperate crowds, just because more people are buying angry birds doesn’t mean less are buying proper games, if anything it’s developers who are causing these declines, by cashing in on shit like kinect.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Virginityrocks

    Iphone gaming is a joke. The complexity of these games is limited by what is usually achieved in a point-and-click adventure flash game. Anything beyond that has a control scheme too simple for what it demands. I can’t even use a mouse that costs under 50 dollars for navigating the internet without tearing my eyes out. I can’t fathom how someone could enjoy let alone pay for a product that runs on a 4 inch touch screen.

    #2 3 years ago