PC gaming has had to overcome some difficulties over the past few years but it has now reached a point where around 75% of game developers say that the PC platform is “very important” for the future of the industry. In fact, many developers said that PC will be the most important platform for the next five years at least, with the importance of Steam being mentioned often.
About 75 percent of game developers say that Steam and the PC platform is “very important” for the future of the game industry, according to a survey by the International Game Developers Association. The survey of 2,200 developers show that many view the PC as the top platform for the next five years. And 25 percent of developers said that “proprietary platforms” such as virtual reality are also very important, said Kate Edwards, the executive director of the International Game Developers Association, in an interview with GamesBeat. Those results suggest a good outlook for PC games, Steam Machines, and PC-related technologies such as virtual reality, Edwards said. “It wasn’t surprising that consoles were falling on the list,” Edwards said. “Seeing iOS lower on the list was surprising to me while Android is rising.”