Only the first word is the same between the two titles, and still, one of the games has pushed the other’s sales high, even though the two games are completely unrelated!
Apex Legends launched two weeks ago on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (and the developers would love to see a Nintendo Switch, as well as mobile ports, but it’s all up to Electronic Arts at this point…). Now, here’s a VR action game called Apex Construct… which suddenly got great sales on Steam due to Respawn’s battle royale game!
Andreas Juliusson, Apex Construct devs’ Fast Travel Games‘ communications manager, was joking about the situation on Reddit: in China, more games were sold than the entirety of 2018, and the Steam page visits have increased by a measly 4000%! „Apparently people are prepared to buy what they think is Apex Legends for $29.99, even though it’s a free-to-play title…most likely these units will be refunded, but our books look pretty good at the moment! ;)”
The issue is that on Steam, the game is getting negative reviews, and a few customers think they were scammed. Juliusson says it’s a huge misunderstanding and he hopes Valve is looking into fixing the issue.
It’s still unbelievable how a similar title can boost another game’s sales… even though Apex Legends is free on Origin, and people paid for another game on Steam! Apex Legends isn’t available on Steam… and after a search, Apex Construct is not in the search results, meaning Valve might have taken out the title from the results due to this misunderstanding.