Apple has entered the gaming industry with its latest service announcement. This is the announcement of a new game subscription by Apple called Apple Arcade. With this, Apple officially has competition for Google’s Stadia game streaming service launched recently. However, Apple says that its Arcade service will work offline as well. Also, its service will have exclusive gaming titles which are not available anywhere else except for Apple Arcade. You will not be able to find these games on other subscription-based services too.
These subscription-based service from Apple will have a monthly fee. Once you subscribe to it, you will be able to play as many games as you want. There are no restrictions after that. And Apple assures that there are many exciting games to be announced soon. Apple Arcade by Apple will be released in fall this year. This subscription based service from Apple will be available from its app store only.
Ann Thai, senior product manager for the App Store says “With a single subscription you’ll get access to over 100 new and exclusive games,” She also adds that “You won’t find these games on any other mobile platform or any other subscription service.”. As far as the pricing is concerned, Apple Arcade’s subscription plans have not been revealed yet.
But it is announced that Apple Arcade will be available on iOS, macOS and tvOS and in 150 countries around the world. This means that most of the countries in the world will have Apple Arcade. The Arcade service will feature more than 100 new and exclusive games made by well-known studios and developers from around the world. These developers include Annapurna Interactive, Cartoon Network, Konami, Lego, Sega and more.
Apple’s Ann Thai says that Games is the most popular category in the App Store with more than 1 billion game downloads and 300,000 paid and free games available on the app store.