Apple Arcade — World’s first game subscription service for mobile, desktop and Apple TV

Apple has unveiled a new Apple Arcade game subscription service at Apple March 2019 event. Unlike other cloud gaming services from competitors like Sony, Microsoft, Google, and Nvidia, Apple’s gaming subscription isn’t designed to stream games to iOS devices. Instead, it’s a subscription game service for titles that can be installed from the App Store.

The Apple Appstore is the world’s most successful and vibrant gaming platform with nearly 300,000 free and paid games. Hundreds of millions of players around the world enjoy Free games, supported by advertising or in-app purchases. Paid games are often critically acclaimed and beloved by the people who play them, but competing with free is hard, so even the best of these games have only reached a smaller audience. With the simplicity of a single subscription, Apple is planning to bring games like these to the App Store’s more than 1 billion gaming customers with Apple Arcade.

“The App Store is the world’s biggest and most successful game platform. Now we are going to take games even further with Apple Arcade, the first game subscription service for mobile, desktop and the living room,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We are working with some of the most innovative game developers in the world to create over 100 new and exclusive games to play across iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. Apple Arcade games will be great for families, respect user privacy and will not have ads or require any additional purchases. We think players of all ages are going to love Apple Arcade.”

Apple is also making a contribution to the development costs of creating games. It is a big step towards building Apple very own Game Studio. Google also launched its own game studio Stadia game streaming service a couple of days back.

Apple has revealed a number of titles on its Apple Arcade website which includes:

    1. Where Cards Fall
    2. The Pathless
    3. LEGO Brawls
    4. Hot Lava
    5. Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
    6. Beyond a Steel Sky
    7. Mr. Turtle
    8. Frogger in Toy Town
    9. No Way Home
    10. Down in Bermuda
    11. The Bradwell Conspiracy
    12. Projection: First Light
    13. Sayonara Wild Hearts
    14. Sneaky Sasquatch
    15. UFA on Tape: First Contact
    16. Sonic Racing
    17. Doomsday Vault
    18. ATONE: Heart of the Elder Tree
    19. HitchHiker
    20. Spidersaurs
    21. Yaga
    22. Enter The Construct
    23. Winding Worlds
    24. Kings of the Castle
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These games won’t be available on any other mobile platform or any subscription service other than Apple Arcade. Games will be downloaded and played straight from the App Store, and subscribers will be able to try games whenever they want and resume them across devices. All of the game features, content, and future updates will be included, and there will be no ads shown within the games.

Apple Arcade will launch in fall 2019 in more than 150 countries from a new tab on the App Store across iOS, macOS and tvOS.

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