European Developers Favour PlayStation 4 Ahead of Any Other Console
Posted by Sammy Barker
Stop us if you've heard this one before
A study conducted by GDC Europe is the second in less than a week to find that the PlayStation 4 is currently the console of choice for most developers around the continent. In a poll quizzing about 400 studios about their platform preferences, 18 per cent of respondents said that they are currently making games for Sony’s next-gen system, compared to 13 per cent on the Xbox One.
Even more worryingly for Microsoft, that split appears to be widening, with 33 per cent stating that they expect to make a game for the PS4 in the future – and just 23 per cent saying the same for the Redmond-based manufacturer’s machine. While this seems like a big win for the Japanese giant, it’s worth noting that the PC finished significantly ahead of both, with 60 per cent of those polled pledging their allegiance to the platform.
Mobile also fared strongly, with a rather impressive 65 per cent of respondents currently building projects for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Of course, the numbers are slightly skewed by the low entry level required to release games on smartphones and tablets – but it's perhaps a sign that Sony should be doing even more to allow indies to release their titles on the PlayStation Store.