GDC Europe survey shows developers more keen on PS4 at present

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 16 July 2013 14:09 GMT

A GDC Europe survey has revealed that developers who create console titles in the region are more apt to develop for PS4, with the Steam Box concept coming in close behind it.

The survey – posted on GI International and Gamasutra – shows that of those polled, PS4 interest with developers stands at 39% with Steam Box close behind at 37% followed by Ouya with 32%.

Xbox One interest came in at 20%, with Vita, Wii U, and 3DS following behind it, respectively.

It must be noted that tablets and smartphones were the big winners on the list, hitting at 61 and 53%, respectively, and interest in browser-based games was rather high as well.

Developers actively creating titles for next-gen were low, with only 13% of respondents working with PS4, and 9% working with Xbox One.

As far as intent, 23% plan to develop games for PS4 compared to 14% on Xbox One.

Developers working on titles for Nintendo hardware came in at 5% for Wii U and 1.5% on 3DS.

For this particular survey, 31% of respondents were from Germany, 21% from the UK, 11% from the Netherlands, 6% from Finland, and 6% from France.

The survey, organised by GDC Europe and UBM Game Tech Network, plan to conduct a similar survey next year before GDC Europe 2014.

GDC Europe runs next month from August 19 to 21 alongside gamescom.

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