Sony and Microsoft consoles are expected to launch later this year, and new games will be released by developers. The GDC’s new survey shows that developers work more on game delivery services such als Google Stadia and Projectx Cloud than on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, formerly known as Project Scarlett.
Streaming is more relevant than ever in the entertainment industry; streaming wars split customer interest among the Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video networks. Every platform offers its own exclusive or exclusive package of content for individual subscribers. But such a service still has to emerge in the gaming industry. Just 13 percent of the people surveyed said that they were designing their PS5 game on which platform projects are under development. The Xbox Series X responses were 8%.
While Google Stadia is the most promising Cloud-based platform, it is impossible to compare the interest of developers. Just 6% of those surveyed work on projects for Stadia, with the xCloud project even lower (3%).
All the specifics have yet to be released for the next generation consoles this year. Apart from name, logo and date of release for the holiday season 2020, Sony did not reveal anything about his next console. The company’s features such as 8 K graphics, ray tracking and reverse compatibility have been tamed out. In the meantime, Microsoft announced its next console concept last year. Phil Spencer, the Xbox boss, vowed to “proceed four times the Xbox One X’s capacity” including an AMD Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture-based custom processor supporting 8 K gaming, scratching, frame rates up to 120 frames per second.
Nonetheless, PCs (56% of respondents) and/or mobile phones (39%) are in the majority of up-coming games.