lakeelmoleader.com
lakeelmoleader.com February 17, 2018


Survey suggests loot boxes are here to stay

26 January 2018, 02:35 | Ruben Fields

Nintendo Switch games 2018: Has the best news just been announced?

Switch Sees Positive Growth at GDC 2018

There's no shortage of new software for Nintendo's system, and the latest annual survey from the Game Developers Conference confirms what is perhaps obvious now: devs love the machine.

The State of the Game Industry 2018 report shows that the interest in the Nintendo Switch has grown, with 12% of the respondents now working on a game for the hybrid system (3% more than last year) and 15% who have plans to bring their next game to the Switch (5% increase over last year). This puts it behind the PC (59%) and PlayStation (39%), but ahead of the Xbox One on 28%.

What is the best news a Nintendo Switch games console owner could hear in 2018?

Almost 4,000 polled developers say that have an interest in the Switch.

"However, this year Switch surpassed Xbox and mobile in terms of developer interest; as mentioned, 36 percent of respondents said they were most interested in the Switch, while 30 percent said smartphones/tablets and 28 percent said Xbox One/One X".

Manuel Lanzini injury a concern for West Ham boss David Moyes
West Ham United and Bournemouth fought out a lively 1-1 draw as substitute Javier Hernandez cancelled out Ryan Fraser's opener for the visitors at the London Stadium yesterday.

In 2016 and 2017, just 25 per cent of those surveyed said that they did (not) see VR as a sustainable business, but this year that number rose slightly to 29 per cent.

The new survey data shows that 12% of those asked are now developing games for the Nintendo Switch. Another said "VR adoption and uptake depends on finding that killer game that becomes a must have", suggesting that the headset-based hardware needs a game comparable to Halo or Minecraft to help it achieve mainstream adoption. However, when asked about future products, only 17% responded in the same way.

GDC also reported that 36% of game developers are now focusing more on the Switch than the Xbox models. Despite recent controversies in games like Star Wars Battlefront II, one in 10 developers show support for loot boxes.

As is usually the case, we're seeing many more games launch for Switch this week than 3DS. "Notably, 11% said their next game would include "paid item crates", suggesting that approximately 1 in 10 game makers is figuring out how to implement something like a loot box mechanic in their next game".

Organised by the UBM Game Network, GDC 2018 will take place this year March 19th through the 23rd at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California.



Other News

Trending Now

Brilliant Buttler century sets up England series win
Taylor said he supported the soft-signal but was adamant Smith should have been given not out. Chris Woakes of England celebrates with teammates.

Sanchez, Mkhitaryan swap completed
The Chilean's transfer will reportedly cost Manchester United £180million (nearly US$249.47) over the four-and-a-half-year deal. The 1-0 win was secured on the back of a fifth successive clean sheet for United, with Smalling in fine form at the back.

Nadal advances to fourth round of Aussie Open
It was a little bit more hard . "Physically, I feel really good". "I've played against the local, so to speak, all that". Again, as it was for his second-round clash with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the day belongs to Aussie Nick Kyrgios .

Lacklustre Bucks fire coach Kidd in shake-up
The 2018 Hall of Fame nominee believes the firing was "handled wrong" but appreciated his time with the franchise. Under Kidd, Milwaukee a regular-season record of 139-152. "I thought he did a great job, but it's a business".

Spanish judge refuses warrant for Puigdemont in Copenhagen
He called for a meeting with Spain's prime minister Mariano Rajoy in a bid to reach a resolution to the situation. He also talked about an April 25 constitutional referendum in the Faeroe Islands, a Danish territory.

'Super Blue Blood Moon' coming January 31 in rare space event
Because of this, the color of the moon becomes a shade of red, prompting many to dub it as " blood moon ". In other words, a supermoon , a blue moon , and a lunar eclipse will be happening simultaneously.

Egypt's former chief of staff arrested, drops presidential bid
Annan is not the first presidential candidate to give up his run after coming under pressure from institutions backing el-Sissi. Anan announced his run on Saturday, a day after the current president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, confirmed his run at a second term.

Snapchat's videos can now be shared outside the app
Snapchat will enable people to share and view its content outside of its app, Snapchat's parent company Snap announced on Tuesday. As a result of this cloning, users do not see any reason to have a standalone application for sharing their daily stories.

Cigs Could Benefit Those Seeking Help To Quit Smoking
It was compiled at the request of the US Congress , amid a growing worldwide debate over whether e-cigarettes are safe or harmful. Levels of certain harmful chemicals were between 55 and 99 percent lower in the vapor produced by iQOS than in cigarette smoke.

Ferrari plans an electric supercar that would compete with Tesla
People are amazed at what Tesla did with a supercar: "I'm not trying to minimize what Elon did but I think it's doable by all of us".