其调查样本为300多名曾出席GDC展会，看过Gamasutra.com网站文章，或者计划参加8月份2013 GDC Europe大会的欧洲游戏行业人士（今年的调查有31%受访者来自德国、英国21%、荷兰11%、芬兰6%、法国6%）。调查目的之一是了解游戏开发者最近或将来项目将瞄准哪个平台。
GDC早期针对北美开发者的调查显示，34%北美开发者最近在PC平台发布一款游戏，38%发布了手机游戏；48%最近在开发一款PC游戏，55%在开发 手机游戏；49%的下一个项目计划是PC游戏，58%是手机游戏。简单地说，虽然两个开发群体都加大了针对PC和手机游戏的开发力度，但这一趋势在欧洲表 现更为明显。
与手机和PC相比，下一代主机在欧洲开发者中的人气并不高。仅有13%受访者针对PS 4开发游戏，9%开发Xbox One游戏，5%开发Wii Ui游戏；与此同时，有23%受访者的下一个计划项目是PS 4游戏，14%计划开发Xbox One游戏，7%计划开发Wii U游戏（游戏邦注：该调查结束于微软更改其DRM政策之前）。
受访者普遍认为手机游戏和PS4将成为人们最感兴趣的新游戏市场（61%看好平板电脑，53%看好智能手机，39%看好PS4平台），Steam Boxes（游戏邦注：这是专用的PC机顶盒，支持通过Valve的Steam平台运行PC游戏）的支持率则是37%，Android家庭主机则是32%，Xbox One则是20%。
European devs heavily favoring mobile, PC over consoles, GDC survey says
European game developers are jumping into the mobile and PC bandwagon more quickly than their North American counterparts, says an industry survey conducted by the Game Developers Conference.
In order to paint a picture of the European sector of game development right before GDC Europe, the Game Developers Conference has surveyed over 300 European games industry professionals who have attended GDC shows, read Gamasutra.com, or plan to attend GDC Europe 2013 in August. The survey was focused in part on determining which platforms game developers intended to target in their current and upcoming projects.
Organized by the UBM Tech Game Network, GDC Europe will take place August 19-21, 2013, at the Congress-Centrum Ost Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany.
Mobile, PC development booming — even compared to North American devs
European devs are embracing mobile and PC/Mac game development at rates outstripping even their North American counterparts: 40% recently released a game for PC/Mac and 39% for mobile; 49% were currently working on a PC game and 59% on mobile; 53% planned to work next on a PC game and 66% on mobile.
For comparison’s sake, GDC’s earlier survey of North American devs indicated that 34% of devs had recently shipped a game on PC and 38% on mobile; 48% were currently working on a PC title and 55% on mobile; and 49% planned to work next on a PC title and 58% on mobile. In short, while both dev groups are planning to ramp up their dev efforts on PC and mobile games, this trend is significantly more pronounced in Europe.
When asked which smartphone platforms their companies were targeting, 65% said they were targeting iOS, followed by 58% for Android, 16% for Windows Phone, and 7% for BlackBerry.
New Microsoft, Sony consoles receive lukewarm reception
Compared to mobile and PC, next-generation consoles don’t figure nearly as highly into European devs’ plans. 13% of survey respondents were working on PlayStation 4 games, compared to 9% working on Xbox One games and 5% on Wii U games; meanwhile, 23% of respondents were planning on working on a PS4 game next, compared to 14% for Xbox One and 7% for Wii U. (It’s worth noting that the survey results closed before Microsoft changed its DRM policy.)
PlayStation Vita slowly gaining momentum among European devs
Sony’s PlayStation Vita is actually gaining ground among European developers; only 2% recently released a game for the Vita, but 6% are currently working on a Vita title and 9% anticipate releasing an upcoming Vita game. By comparison, only 1.5% of European devs recently released a 3DS game, 1.5% are currently working on one, and 2% anticipate releasing a 3DS game next.
Android home consoles and Steam Boxes among most interesting emerging markets
Survey respondents considered mobile games and the PS4 to be the most interesting new games markets (61% for tablets, 53% for smartphones, and 39% for PS4), followed by 37% for Steam Boxes (dedicated set-top PCs meant to run PC games through Valve’s Steam platform), 32% for Android home consoles, and 20% for the Xbox One.
(GDC organizers intend to field a similar survey next year in the spring before the show, and additional graphs related to these results are available on the GDC Europe website. For this year’s survey, 31% of survey respondents were from Germany, 21% from the UK, 11% from the Netherlands, 6% from Finland, and 6% from France.)（source：gamasutra）