When developers find success on Oculus Quest it seems to be big – or so the limited numbers suggest. Fast Travel Games launched its excellent bow shooter Apex Construct in 2018 for PlayStation VR, widening support to PC VR headsets soon after. New figures released this week show sales have remained strong over the past two years, especially in the last year since Oculus Quest’s arrival.
The studio announced in a tweet that Apex Construct has sold over 100,000 units across all supported platforms. What’s equally impressive is that 50% of these were in the last 12 months, as you’d expect to see that dip as interest wains for an older title.
So it’s easy to assume that bringing Apex Construct natively to Oculus Quest has helped in that endeavour. Oculus Quest arrived on 21st May 2019 and Apex Construct was part of the launch lineup. As part of the headsets own celebrations a couple of weeks ago, Facebook revealed that owners had spent over $100 million USD on content.
In March the company confirmed that 20 titles had generated $1 million in revenue, followed by 10 videogames on the store exceeding $2 million. These included Polyarc’s Moss and Cloudhead Games’ Pistol Whip. All of this is even more impressive when considering the stock shortages both Oculus and other companies have been facing due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Obviously the figures aren’t anywhere near those easily achieved by flat titles on console or PC but any increase is beneficial for the industry as a whole.
Set in a surreal, almost alien world, where humanity has been wiped out apart from you, a war is being waged between two AI’s and you’re stuck in the middle. In this high-tech world you need to master an old-school weapon to survive, the bow.
Reviewing the PlayStation VR version of Apex Construct VRFocus wrote: “Despite some minor gripes, its clear that Apex Construct represents the way forward for VR videogames, an absorbing, intriguing experience that draws you in with a rich world complete with its own history and mysteries to be unravelled as well as a fluid combat system.”
As for recently released projects, Fast Travel Games updated its puzzler The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets with Oculus Quest’s hand tracking. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Apex Construct, reporting back with further updates.