Developers decide that a 30% store cut is unfair, PS5’s most interesting console

Latest report from Game developer conference (GDC) provides a variety of insights into how developers view the current gaming environment.

GDC conducted a survey of more than 3,000 gaming industry professionals. The current state of the game industry in 2021 report.

Only 3% of developers felt it was fair for digital stores such as Steam and GOG to make up 30% of their revenue.However, confusingly, 3% are on the platform large Cut it.

62% of developers feel that a reduction of less than 15% is justified, and most (43%) say that a reduction of 10-15% is fair. Only 17% believe that a reduction of more than 20% is justified.

In last year’s survey, 6% of developers felt that a 30% reduction was fair. Half to 3% of this year shows that developers are less tolerant of digital stores, which make significant revenue cuts.

Apple has taken some steps in the right direction in the last few Small Business Program Reduced Apple’s App Store sales cuts from 30% to 15% (for all iOS developers with annual sales of less than $ 1 million), and GDC surveys show that most developers are fair I have.

“You need to wonder how long Valve and Steam can hold this. [30 percent] “Premium rate”, the author of the report writes.

Of all consoles, most (44%) game developers are interested in the PS5. This is followed by a switch (38%) and an Xbox Series X / S (30%).

The developers are building the current game on both PS5 and Series X / S in much the same way, 27% and 24% respectively. The developer’s next project has a slightly larger gap of 30% and 25%, respectively.

“Probably the most interesting thing is that the PlayStation and Xbox platforms are about the same for the next project, past and present, but there is a significant increase in the number of developers interested in PS5,” the author said. Is writing.

However, PCs, at 58%, continue to be the main platform of interest to developers. VR headsets are in 4th place with 27%.

The game streaming platform is at the bottom of the list of interest at this time. This is probably due to their immaturity and the fact that technologies such as 5G and WiFi 6 that improve the performance of these platforms are still in their infancy.

Xbox’s Project xCloud leads the pack (8%) in interest in game streaming platforms, followed by Stadia (6%) and PlayStation Now (4%).

30% of game developers are praised for paying subscription services like the Xbox Game Pass, helping to fund more adventurous new games and discover titles that gamers can’t get otherwise. Often) are not concerned about lowering the price of individual games. 21% answered “yes” and 26% answered “maybe”.

Regarding pandemics, 67% of respondents said their creativity / productivity remained the same or improved somewhat / significantly while working from home. 91% of companies expanded or remained the same last year.

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