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Gaming NewsJan 25, 2019 at 7:10a PSTby Adrian Werner

18% of game devs are working on next-gen titles

According to a survey taken for GDC 2019, as much as 18% of developers are currently working on next-gen projects.

First facts from the annual survey taken by the developers participating in GDC have started to surface. - 2019-01-25
First facts from the annual survey taken by the developers participating in GDC have started to surface.

We are still more than a month away from this year's Game Developers Conference. However, the first interesting facts related to the survey filled in by the participating developers have already started to surface. Thanks to them we learned that many teams started working on games for the next generation of consoles.

The successors of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have yet to be officially announced, but it has been known for a long time that both Sony and Microsoft have more consoles up their sleeve. Of the developers participating in the survey, 2% are working exclusively on next-generation games, and 16% share the attention between next-gen and existing platforms. In total, this makes 18%.

Full survey results present themselves as follows:

Developers who:

Percentage:

Work exclusively on titles for current-gen platforms.

46%

Cannot provide an answer at the moment.

37%

Work both on existing and next-gen platform titles.

16%

Work exclusively on titles for next-gen platforms.

2%

For the time being, the information about the successors of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is scarce. Analysts predict that the consoles will hit the market next year at best. It is worth mentioning that yesterday there were reports that the next-gen Xbox will offer ray tracing support.

Finally, this year's Game Developers Conference will take place on March 18-22.

  1. Game Developers Conference official website
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