Apple Reveals New Game Subscription Service Called Apple Aracde
Just a week after Google’s Stadia reveal, Apple has just announced their own multi-platform game subscription service called Apple Arcade. According to the press release, Apple Arcade will feature “over 100 new and exclusive games”. These include original creations and releases from well-known developers such as Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong, and a whole lot more.
“The App Store is the world’s biggest and most successful game platform,” says Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. “Now we are going to take games even further with Apple Arcade, the first game subscription service for mobile, desktop and the living room.”
Schiller adds that Apple Arcade games will cater to players of all ages, will be family-oriented, will respect user privacy, and will be devoid of ads or any additional purchases. This is how it works:
“Rather than pay up front for each game, a subscription to Apple Arcade will give players the opportunity to try any game in the service without risk. Since every game includes access to the full experience, including all game features, content and future updates, no additional purchases will be required. Every game will be playable offline, and many games will offer support for game controllers. Because subscribers can play Apple Arcade games across iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV, they can pick up where they left off in a game, even if they switch devices. New games will be added to the service on a regular basis.”
Apple Arcade is scheduled to launch in Fall 2019 in over 150 countries. Check out the video below to learn more. You can also head over to the Apple official site for more info.