The Game Developers Conference 2018 will take place in San Francisco until tomorrow. TechCrunch has talked with Apple's Vice President Greg Joswiak about why iOS is so important to more and more game developers. This emphasizes that games in the App Store have always been one of the most important categories in the App Store. With the new App Store design, they are presented more prominently and treated in more detail. But Joswiak is especially happy about game titles like PUBG or Fortnite, which will soon be released in addition to the PC version with the exact same functionality for iOS and later Android. PC players can then compete for the first time against players of a mobile platform directly. More and more such current console titles are finding their way onto mobile platforms. This could eventually turn smartphones and tablets into real competition for the console and PC.
iOS with some advantages over Android
Of course, the Apple manager can not resist taking a swipe at Android as well. iOS is particularly attractive for game developers due to its homogeneity. On average, about 90 percent of customers would use the latest iOS version. Developing games for Android is so much more labor intensive. In addition, the powerful hardware of the iPhone and iPad makes even more elaborate titles possible.