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Demonstrating the VR market’s growth, VR action FPS After the Fall surpasses the first month sales record of Vertigo Games’ Arizona Sunshine in one day

December 17, 2021

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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Author: Vertigo Games

Theale, UK, December 17, 2021 – Vertigo Games, the VR specialist publishing and development arm of the global Koch Media Group, has already sold more copies of After the Fall at launch day, than during Arizona Sunshine’s entire first month on sale. The new VR action FPS earned more than $1.4 million within 24 hours, which is more than Vertigo Games’ platinum-selling and award-winning global hit Arizona Sunshine did in its first month on sale back in December 2016.
After the Fall’s sales performance is another one of the telltale signs that the VR entertainment industry continues to grow rapidly. The pace of this growth demonstrates the opportunities for game publishers and developers in VR and is a key factor in the Koch Media / Embracer group’s acquisition of Vertigo Games in September 2020 as well as Vertigo Games’ own expansions this year, including the acquisition of Force Field (now Vertigo Studios Amsterdam) and SpringboardVR.
Vertigo Games has established itself as a pioneer in the VR gaming industry with a portfolio of high-quality VR games, including Arizona Sunshine, A Fisherman’s Tale and Unplugged. Having 5 more high-end titles in production over the upcoming years, they are doubling down on its investment in VR gaming and actively signing new publishing deals with 3rd party developers.
After the Fall, which was developed by Vertigo Studios (Arizona Sunshine) and published by Vertigo Games, launched December 9 on Meta Quest 2, PlayStation VR and Steam with full 4-player cross-platform multiplayer support. Through cross-play with up to 4 players and a social lobby with up to 32 online players, Vertigo Games is bringing the entire VR community together on a scale that has rarely been done before.
For more information about Vertigo Games, please visit vertigo-games.com and follow Vertigo Games on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To stay up to date about all things After the Fall, join the community on Discord, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and sign up for the newsletter on afterthefall-vr.com.

For more information about Koch Media, please visit kochmedia.com or follow Koch Media on TwitterInstagramYouTube and Twitch. For assets, trailers and product details please visit the Koch Media Press Server.

About Vertigo Games

Vertigo Games is a multi-platform VR entertainment company with offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Los Angeles, California. With teams in the areas of development, publishing and LBE (location-based entertainment) distribution, the company offers a growing portfolio of quality VR games that provide novel, powerful and full-featured gaming experiences both in- and outside of the home. Current games include Vertigo Studios’ evergreen brand Arizona Sunshine®, critically acclaimed VR titles such as A Fisherman’s Tale, and LBE-exclusive VR experiences like Ghost Patrol® VR. Among six upcoming releases for 2020/2021 is Vertigo Studios’ next VR action FPS game After the Fall®. Vertigo Games is a Koch Media Group company.

About Koch Media

The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.  

The group’s publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner. The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned publishing units such as Prime Matter, Deep Silver, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.

Additionally, as global publishing partner Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, CI Games, Giants Software, Kalypso, Koei Tecmo, Konami, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, Tripwire, Warner Bros, and many others.

With its parent company in Höfen, Austria, and the Publishing HQ in Munich, Germany, Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.

The Koch Media Group owns nine game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) , Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów  / Poland), Free Radical Design (Nottingham / UK), Vertigo Games (Rotterdam /The Netherlands) and DigixArt (Montpellier, France). Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.

Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films, a leading European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns Gaya Entertainment, a leading video game merchandise company in Munich, Germany, and the Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, Czech Republic.  

Koch Media is an Embracer Group company.

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