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According to video game developers, streaming will grow the most of any gaming platform by 2025, cited by 40% of those surveyed. Another 24% said mobile will grow the most, while fewer pointed to the metaverse or consoles.
Beyond the chart: Versatility and connectivity will pave the future of gaming, making streaming and mobile pretty good bets. Greater 5G infrastructure and adoption will bring high-definition graphics, fast downloads, and advanced interactive elements to these platforms—in some cases, without the need for pricey hardware like consoles or headsets.
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Methodology: Data is from an August 2022 Perforce report titled "Game Development Trends & Forecast." 313 professionals from the video game development industry worldwide were surveyed during January-May 2022. Of the respondents, 35% work directly for a game studio, 34% work outside the game industry but have their own game project, 22% were studio owners, and 9% were contractors for game studios.