APEX LEGENDS Craze Helps Boost Sales Of Steam VR Game APEX CONSTRUCT!

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It is hard to understate just how well Apex Legends has performed in its 2 weeks on market. With a massively expanding player base everyone seems to want to jump into the newest battle royale experience! But now it seems the craze for Apex Legends has helped not only itself but also a Steam VR game by the name of Apex Construct. Apex Construct launched back in March 2018 and is a VR archery adventure that looks pretty slick (I want to really try this game out myself now). The mistake in purchases appears to come from Chinese players who are hoping to get in on the Apex Legends hype. Apex construct has seen a big enough influx of new buyers that Andreas of Fast Travel Games has taken to Reddit to share the details!

Hi all, Andreas from VR games developer Fast Travel Games here!

Just wanted to share a funny story with you, hope that’s OK:-) As you are most likely aware, the free-to-play, Battle Royale game Apex Legends was released last week. Not only does the name resembles our own VR game Apex Construct, the logos are also strikingly similar (ours came first though!)

Since the launch of Apex Legends on Feb 4, visits to our store page on Steam has increased with over 4000% - and Legends isn’t even available on Steam at all, it’s an EA Origin exclusive! What makes it even weirder is that we sold more units of Apex Construct in China the last seven days than during ALL of 2018 - apparently people are prepared to buy what they think is Apex Legends for $29.99, even thought it’s a free-to-play title... Most likely these units will be refunded, but our books look pretty good at the moment;-)

There is a downside to this of course - we have received a lot of negative user reviews from Chinese buyers who feel they have been scammed, even though we have done nothing wrong! Fortunately the Steam Community team is looking into this right now. Somewhere, there are massive misunderstandings going on.

I am hoping that players will discover a new game to love because of this mishap as it is an interesting case of I bought the wrong game. What do you all think of this interesting situation? let us know below!