One of the first big virtual reality titles has been reduced in price.
Owlchemy Labs has said it is reducing Job Simulator from $39.99 to $29.99. Those who bought the game at the previous price have been told they can request a refund for the price difference.
Sales data for the game has not been released, although Owlchemy has hinted at a ‘slow’ start.
The decision to price the game at $39.99 was the culmination of our thoughts on the VR market at launch,” the studio said. With the launch of a brand new platform, no one quite knew what to expect, so we had to use whatever metrics we had available to us.
With 15 people on the team and over a year and a half of time in development, a ton of human-hours have been dedicated to the Job Simulator project. That makes it quite an expensive title to produce.
We knew that the initial market for VR would be something that would grow over time, but as it takes a long time to get this brand spanking new hardware into consumers hands, we knew it would be a slow start. In order to recoup our costs for the smaller audience, we placed what we believed to be a competitive, but fair, price on the game.
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