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Survey of over 300 game development professionals finds Streaming, the cloud, and asset sharing and reuse to be critical to the future of game development.

Perforce Software, a leading provider of versioning, collaboration, and planning tools across the software development lifecycle, announced the release of the 2022 Game Development Trends & Forecast report, which outlines trends, challenges, and predictions for the future of game development. Key findings suggest that Cloud Streaming will become the leading platform by 2025, and as teams continue to move toward hybridremote work environments, the ability to easily share and reuse assets will be critical to their collaboration efforts.

2022 Game Development Trends & Forecast

Game development is in constant flux — always evolving and adapting to new technology. That flexibility affords game developers the ability to identify emerging trends, such as 40% predict that Cloud Streaming will be the dominant platform by 2025. With less reliance on hardware and more accessibility for gamers who are unable to afford a console or PC, Cloud Streaming helps gaming move forward faster.

"Gaming has traditionally been constrained by the hardware limitations of the console or device. Cloud Streaming is exciting because it enables gamers to play more graphically, hardware-intense titles without requiring upgrades to their device," said Chief Technology Officer Brad Hart .

As the preferred platform adapts to community preferences, so too has the work environment. Spurred by Covid, teams have steadily transitioned to more hybrid/remote work environments. In fact, nearly 70% of developers say they work remotely and 15% of game creators have completely forgone the traditional office space altogether. This has enabled developers to hire top talent outside of their region or country (29%).

By expanding their pool of potential candidates, studios have also increased the number of artists, designers, and animators on their teams. As games have become more cinematic and strive to tell more engaging and affecting stories, the overall look and feel of a game has become even more critical to its success, which has made creatives essential. In fact, nearly 60% of developers shared that at least half of their team was made up of creative roles.

With teams no longer restricted to a shared space, a top priority for many studios is ensuring that development remains collaborative and fluid. This has contributed to an increase in using cloud-based development as teams can access files from anywhere. An overwhelming majority of participants (nearly 80%) are developing games either solely in the cloud or using a hybrid model of cloud and on-premises. In addition, over half of the game developers (54%) indicated that sharing and reuse of assets will be critical to increasing collaboration within the coming year. However, effective management and collaboration on a large number of art and game engine files can prove to be a challenge without the proper tools.

"As teams continue to opt for hybrid/remote work environments, it is essential that artists and designers are able to quickly locate and share all of the assets that their teams need. That is why we created Helix DAM," said Brad Hart .

"Helix DAM enables creative teams to find, review, and track the progress of every art asset in one easy-to-navigate place. In addition, it is built on Helix Core, so it can provide a single source of truth for a team's code and digital assets, as well as handle huge projects and global teams with ease."

Teams can try Helix DAM free for 14 days , no setup, configuration, or commitment is needed. While the full results of the survey are available in the 2022 Game Development Trends & Forecast .

About Perforce

Perforce powers innovation at an unrivaled scale. Perforce solutions future-proof competitive advantage by driving quality, security, compliance, collaboration, and speed – across the technology lifecycle. We bring deep domain and vertical expertise to every customer, so nothing stands in the way of success.  Our global footprint spans more than 80 countries and includes over 75% of the Fortune 100. Perforce is trusted by the world's leading brands to deliver solutions to even the toughest challenges. Accelerate technology delivery, with no shortcuts. Get the Power of Perforce. For more information, visit www.perforce.com .

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About Klaytn

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Find out more at https://klaytn.foundation/

To apply for Klaytn's gas fee rebate program, apply here .

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