A GDC Europe study also shows that European developers are increasingly turning to crowdfunding, and that developers are favoring the PlayStation 4 over the Xbox One.
In anticipation of the Game Developers Conference Europe in August, GDC has released a new "European State of the Industry" study that found that European developers are moving over to current-gen consoles and PC. But this isn't a balanced distribution across the platforms: they seem to favor the PlayStation 4 slightly over the Xbox One, with 33 percent of developers stating that they are planning on developing for the PS4, as opposed to 23 percent for the Xbox
- The vast majority of European developers are currently making games for the PC and mobile platforms. 58 percent of surveyed companies are currently working on a PC title, and 65 percent are developing for mobile.
- Both consoles are gaining developers, but the PS4 has the edge. Almost 20 percent are currently producing a title for the PS4 and 33 percent expect their next games to be on the console.
- In contrast, only 13 percent of surveyed developers are working on a game for the Xbox One right now, and only 23 percent expect to release their next games on the system.
- Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly accepted form of financially supporting a game's development. A full 41 percent of all European developers surveyed are planning on using crowdfunding for future games.
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