Vertigo Games launched its long-awaited follow up to Arizona Sunshine, the snow-filled After the Fall across most virtual reality (VR) platforms last week and it’s been a welcomed success. Today, the studio has revealed that the co-op shooter managed to surpass $1 million USD in revenue in just 24 hours.
After the Fall managed to hit $1.4 million on its first day, via Meta Quest, PlayStation VR and SteamVR platforms. Vertigo Games says that’s more than Arizona Sunshine managed to achieve in its first month on sale in December 2016. Although that’s hardly surprising considering the popularity of VR in comparison to five years ago when you only had Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and the newly released PlayStation VR to choose from.
The developer hasn’t broken down the revenue figures per platform, however, so it’s unclear which has been the most successful and whether there was a clear trend among consumers.
The revenue landmark continues Vertigo Games’ success during 2021 that’s seen it acquire SpringboardVR, a management platform for location-based entertainment (LBE) centres, and Force Field (now Vertigo Studios Amsterdam). The company has also helped publish Anotherway’s hand tracked Meta Quest title Unplugged, InnerspaceVR’s Maskmaker, and Little Chicken’s Traffic Jams. As for the future, Vertigo Games has already teased that five VR titles are currently in production, hopefully, more details on those titles will arrive in the new year.
If you’ve not yet jumped on the After the Fall hype, this new shooter is all about teaming up with a few mates and diving into the frozen hellscape of an alternative era Los Angeles, where climate change has ravaged the city and a designer drug mutated the populace into monstrous creatures called Snowbreed. Up to four players across supported platforms can go on Harvest runs to collect valuable resources to upgrade their weapons. Featuring 32-player hubs to socialise in, if teams of four can’t be built AI bots will fill in the blank space. Plus, there’s a 4v4 competitive multiplayer.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Vertigo Games and After the Fall, reporting back with the latest updates.