Schell Games’ Puzzle Title I Expect You To Die Joins the $2m Oculus Quest Club
Yesterday VRFocus reported on Fast Travel Games revealing sales success for its videogame Apex Construct and now Schell Games has done the same. Today, the studio has revealed that I Expect You to Die has earned over $2 million USD in revenue thanks to Oculus Quest.
In addition to the revenue, Schell Games also confirmed that almost 100,000 copies had been sold on Oculus Quest alone, not including Steam, Viveport or PlayStation VR platforms.
“We are thrilled to have hit this milestone with I Expect You To Die, especially when in the company of other great games like Moss and Pistol Whip,” said Jesse Schell, CEO of Schell Games in a statement. “These numbers indicate we are right on the cusp of the Oculus Quest becoming the most popular VR system, and in fact, becoming a mass-market phenomenon. I think the Quest will set the standard for consumer VR.”
That’s quite the feat considering Oculus Quest is only one year old, joining an elite group in the process. Actual Oculus Quest sales figures have never been released but Facebook has previously said owners had spent over $100 million on content and that 10 titles on the store had exceeded $2 million. So $2m seems to be the new defacto goal post to hit.
Originally released for Oculus Rift way back in 2016, I Expect You to Die has continually done well for Schell Games as headset support was expanded and new updates rolled out. The studio announced back in 2017 that it had hit $1m in just eight months, so today’s news is testament to the puzzle titles continued popularity.
I Expect You to Die offers a classic spy tale where you have to foil the nefarious plots of the evil Dr. Zor. Each location is its own little puzzle room with no movement to worry about, items are either within arms reach or can be remotely grabbed. Back in November 2019 Schell Games released the last content update for the videogame, “Operation: Death Engine”, taking players into space. It may be the final update but the team has teased it may not be the end of the franchise.