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Players are mistakenly paying for Apex Construct, thinking it's Apex Legends

By onetheycallEric ยท 11 replies
Feb 17, 2019
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  1. Apex Legends is the latest in battle royale shooters to disrupt the genre, gaining over a million players in less than eight hours, and attracting more than 25 million players in its first week. However, it would seem its popularity has come with a side-effect, one of mistaken identity.

    Apex Construct, a VR title that launched in March 2018, has seen its Steam pageviews surge by 4,000 percent since Apex Legends launched. Additionally, the sales for Apex Construct have totaled more in a week than all of 2018, all presumably because of the similarity between the two names -- they even share similar logos. Interestingly, players are willing to pay $30 for what they assume is Apex Legends, a free-to-play game.

    This was a point Fast Travel Games communications manager, Andreas Juliusson, brought up in a Reddit post: "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 ;-)"

    While this is indeed an interesting story, and Fast Travel Games appear to be taking it in good spirit, there has been one adverse after effect in that players are leaving negative reviews on Steam because the game isn't Apex Legends. Juliusson states that the Steam community is looking into the matter currently, and cites "massive misunderstandings going on."

    You can download Apex Legends here free of charge, and read some reviews as well.

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  2. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,438   +601

    Lmao how are you dumb enough to pay $30 for a free to play game then review bomb it when the error was 100% you.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2019
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  3. JaredTheDragon

    JaredTheDragon TS Guru Posts: 549   +370

    It would appear the phenomenon isn't isolated to the free-range dumb, that we so often see here in the States.
     
  4. texasrattler

    texasrattler TS Evangelist Posts: 614   +231

    Leave it to the Chinese to mess up then blame the game.
    Seriously though, this is a new kind of being dumb. A pet rock has more sense.
     
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  5. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,620   +2,353

    "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!"

    Then why does it even have a Steam page? Why would Steam drive traffic to a competitor? Something smells.
     
  6. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Guru Posts: 977   +701

    I remember how the kids were so stupid that they sent their parents to buy "Grand Theft Auto EYE VEE" (IV)

    So when GTA:V was released they needed to print "five" under the numeral.
     
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  7. mongeese

    mongeese TS Addict Posts: 222   +19

    The steam page is for Apex Construct, Legends does not have a steam page.
     
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  8. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,620   +2,353

    Oooh, I see, TS messed up the quote.
     
  9. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,296   +1,749

    But I love my pet rock! :((
     
  10. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 828   +438

    And your pet rock loves you :)
     
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  11. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 828   +438

    I think it's correct. Apex Construct said:
    "Since the launch of Apex Legends on Feb 4, visits to our [Apex Construct's] 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!"
     
  12. Bp968

    Bp968 TS Booster Posts: 84   +56

    So people too lazy or stupid to spend 30 seconds reading the description blow 30$ and than get angry that they were too stupid and lazy to read the description blame it on someone else?

    Checks out. Sounds pretty normal to me.
     

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