First of all, I want to start off by saying that I really was not sure what the correct section for this forum post is, so if you think this post would do better in another category, just let me know I’ll be happy to move it.
I was talking with some of my game’s audience today about my game, Midnight Racing Tokyo. Basing my assumptions on the results of the Steam Hardware Survey, I was under the impression that many if not most of my pc platform gamers would be using GTX 1060’s, as that graphics card appears to take up roughly 10% of the market for graphics cards on steam. However, after doing a survey on my own in my community discord, I learned that this was not the case and much of the game’s audience was using a significantly weaker graphics card, and dealing with low framerates because we decided to detail the game a little bit more.
This got me thinking about an official Roblox Hardware Survey that would be posted on the forums every year or so. It would be fully opt-in, same as steam, and post results in an analyzed and aggregated mannor, same as steam. Basically, I realize that Steam and Roblox cater to very different player groups, and I think it would be a fantastic and useful touch for Roblox developers to know exactly what sort of devices their potential audience tends to use as a next step towards engineering their games for maximum gameplay enjoyability.
Some things in the Steam survey are irrelevant to Roblox, such as the free disk storage space analysis, but having some insight into exactly what pc’s and what mobile devices are dominating the Roblox market right now would be incredibly useful information for games that continue to push the boundaries of the Roblox engine.