Amid Evil VR version 1.1 is coming soon, and publisher New Blood Interactive confirmed Steam sales are significantly higher than Quest.
Released last month on PC VR and Quest 2, Amid Evil VR is a retro-style shooter from Indefatigable and Elijah Immersive, taking clear influence from classics like Doom and Quake. In an email to UploadVR, New Blood CEO Dave Oshry announced that version 1.1 is “coming soon” with “some fun new stuff.” However, specific features within this update remain unconfirmed.
Oshry then told UploadVR that the Steam edition “sold 10x the Quest Store.”
The stat goes against the common expectation that Quest versions will always outsell PC VR, thanks in part to Meta’s reported hardware advantage with nearly 20 million Quest headsets sold. In 2019, Superhot VR’s Quest port outsold the Rift version by 300% even without cross-buy support. Similar reports for Red Matter, Job Simulator, Space Pirate Trainer, SculptVR, Virtual Desktop and more later followed.
There’s a chance that audience demand for a classics-inspired VR shooter was higher on PC VR. Plus, the Steam numbers were also likely helped by the 71% launch discount (now down to 50%) if you bought the Steam bundle with the flatscreen version, which naturally wasn’t an option for those playing on Quest. Nonetheless, it’s an impressive PC VR sales stat given the Quest platform’s domination over the last few years.