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European Developers Target PlayStation 4 Over Xbox One

A survey of European developers conducted ahead of this year's GDC Europe has revealed a number of interesting facts about the future of game development on the continent.

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The_Infected1048d ago

Good job European Developers:)

mewhy321048d ago

Well the PS3 has always done better in Europe than the xbox 360 did. That being the case this isn't really surprising. But if you want to play hardcore games without having to pay for a spy camera that they don't want.

ShugaCane1048d ago

Lots of Indie devs come from Europe. I guess Sony's support of indie gaming has had a huge impact.

georgeenoob1048d ago TrollingShow
CalvinKlein1048d ago (Edited 1048d ago )

really> the xbox1 has more exclusives? I think you mean timed exclusive buddy.

Ps4 has actual exclusives that are not made by 3rd parties, better hardware, no children's gimmick web camera for sesame street games, and online that is actually worth paying for, and 100$ cheaper.

ShugaCane1048d ago (Edited 1048d ago )

@georgenoob

There is nothing to contradict in this article. It's a survey. People have been asked questions, people answered. Fact. Try harder.

JackOfAllBlades1048d ago

@georgeenoob

You are such a troll, I mean you only have one bubble now??

nukeitall1048d ago (Edited 1048d ago )

Wow, people are to busy arguing that they missed the elephant in the room.

"In terms of next-gen titles currently in development, 13% of respondents said they were working on PlayStation 4 games, compared with 9% working for Xbox One and 5% for Wii U. This trend was mirrored in future intentions as well; 23% of those asked were planning to create a PS4 title next, while 14% were eyeing up the Xbox One and 7% the Wii U."

"Unsurprisingly given the rising cost of game development, the majority of those asked were planning on creating a mobile title next; 66%, to be exact. This was followed by 53% who planned to create a PC title."

Of the developers asked, only 14-23% were planning to create a console game, but 53% were planning PC, and a whopping 66% were going mobile!

So the real question one should ask is, what sort of developers are these?

To me, this indicates a large amount of indie developers gearing for PC and mobiles. Those are the platforms they exist one.

That is hardly representative to discuss PS4 over Xbox One and even more damning is the focus on PC and mobile.

Maybe the headline should have been:

"European Developers Target mobiles and PC Over consoles"

In the end though, developers will target whatever is going to make the profits first!

GunsAndTheBeast1048d ago

And here i am people have been calling me a fanboy, even though i give them facts lol but georgeenoob man.. now that's a REAL fanboy. completely drowned in fanboyism.

abzdine1048d ago

@georgeenoob: you have just been restricted yesterday for trolling and what do you do now again you come in and troll :D
maybe this shows how much you are wrong! Now here, hold my hand and come to the darkside, it will be better for you

psyxon1048d ago

@georgeenoob
"the x1 clearly has the most to offer...

More exclusives, t-v integration, and kinect 2.0.."

hahahaha stop. please. i can't take it anymore. my sides hurt.

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@nukeitall how do you manage to leave clueless comment after clueless comment everyday? lol. you just completely belittled indie devs. i guess you didn't know companies like naughty dog and sucker punch started out as indie devs, huh? no, you wouldn't know that cause you don't seem to have much knowledge about anything related to the sony/playstation brand. even activision started out as indie (first console indie devs), and look where they are now. so yeah, never write off indies just because you have no knowledge of the history of gaming.

there doesn't have to be 30 indie developers looking to work on consoles. all it takes is one (or two) to blossom into the next naughty dog or sucker punch over the years.

JokesOnYou1048d ago

"In terms of next-gen titles currently in development, 13% of respondents said they were working on PlayStation 4 games, compared with 9% working for Xbox One and 5% for Wii U. This trend was mirrored in future intentions as well; 23% of those asked were planning to create a PS4 title next, while 14% were eyeing up the Xbox One and 7% the Wii U.

Unsurprisingly given the rising cost of game development, the majority of those asked were planning on creating a mobile title next; 66%, to be exact. This was followed by 53% who planned to create a PC title."

--A bunch of indie devs confirmed, I like indie devs but there are lots of them trying to make a buck, so naturally they love open platforms like Android/tablets/cell phones and generally since micro has more stringent certification every joe the plumber is less likely to get on xbox platform, they are of course more likely to lean toward other platforms.

Kryptix1048d ago

@nukeitall
You don't understand, most developers have started with smaller projects then worked themselves up. For example, Minecraft started out on the PC, released on 360 and became successful again making millions. If a majority of Europe wants to make PS4 titles, the developers that have worked on PC and mobile games might also port their games to the PS4. That's because Europe's major console interest is the PS4 and with Sony letting indie developers self publish on the PS4, it's going to get even more games, meaning more sales from the PS4 port. That's 2 places to get profits from and that means we'll be seeing better games being made from the developers.

kupomogli1048d ago

@nukeitall

Everyone is already well aware that mobile phones and PCs have have more support than consoles. That's old news.

PS4 and Xbox One are the next big console machines so why talk about stuff we already know of?

morganfell1047d ago (Edited 1047d ago )

@georgeenoob

"...more exclusives..."

Really. Are you actually going to use what you know about the launch so far and make that erred statement? Gamescom and TGS have yet to take place - shows that occur in two places where Sony easily rules over MS?

On top of that, putting that remark out there is asking for it when history is not on your side:

http://n4g.com/news/1311502...

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abzdine1048d ago

indeed!! And imagine GDC is only a month away :D

Greatness awaits i'm telling you!

RedHawkX1048d ago

Thats the euro league football that im talking about baby! lets go team sony and euro devs.

stomp that american league soccer into the ground.

fardan851048d ago

Like we need extra incentives to get PS4, I'm sold on it already.

RM-TatoTiburon1048d ago

great just what we all need, more games for tablets and smartphones

bad numbers for nintendo

and the survey was made before the drm reversal

PunisherRevenge1048d ago

Um....you guys do realize that this survey was taken before Microsoft reversed the X1's policies right?

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first1NFANTRY1048d ago (Edited 1048d ago )

next gen may very well be the return of the ps1/ps2 era. everyday i hear about another dev favoring the ps4 over the xbone. M$ have an uphill battle ahead of them.

JBSleek1048d ago

Isn't that what happened with Xbox 360 and PS3.

They both will be fine.

HammadTheBeast1048d ago

Yes, but PS3 dropped the ball hard early on, and payed for it by getting outsolf for 4-5 years. Now, they've recovered and beaten 360. As you say, both will be fine, I just like the competition.

S2Killinit1048d ago (Edited 1048d ago )

that's true they both will be fine and I don't think PS4 will be as successful as PS2 but I think they are going to leave xbox one way behind. The negative backlash to xbox wasn't something that happened over night when Microsoft revealed a Gaming console without games. It was years in the making. Xbox core gamers (whether they admit or not, or even whether they know it or not) were a bit disappointed with xbox's core gaming support since the second half of the generation when MS pretty musch dwindled down support for gamers in favor of focusing on casuals and kinect. So these fans where eagerly waiting for Xbox to return to them with the next system and instead they got MS announcing a GAMING system bundled with kinect and ignoring anything to do with gaming plus restrictions. Microsoft miss calculated their fans disappointment and it bit them. So I think even though Xbox will be just fine, they have a difficult path ahead of them.

EXVirtual1048d ago

If Sony lock Japanese 3rd party exclusives (which I think they'll do later on), then yes, it is.

Death1048d ago

Both the PS3 and Xbox360 were PowerPC based with the PS3 being much more complex to program for. I can understand how a developer would choose one over the other this last gen. With the PS4 and XboxOne sharing the same basic architecture I'm surprised to see any third parties "choosing" a platform.

stage881048d ago

Glad to hear it, can't wait to see what they produce.

JBSleek1048d ago

Only by a small margin and this was before the DRM reversal.

I think the biggest thing to look at here is the massive mobile development.

SymphonicRain1048d ago

You mean the DRM that would've helped them make more money? Remember that developers would be in favor of DRM. And there were still more on Sonys platform.

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