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Apple Announces Apple Arcade Game Subscription Service

Apple Announces Apple Arcade Game Subscription Service - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 April 2019 / 2,017 Views

Apple during its showtime event announced it is developing a new video game subscription service called Apple Arcade. It is dedicated to people who play games on mobile platforms. 

It isn't a cloud gaming service, but will instead allow users to install games from the Apple App Store.

 

Apple Arcade will feature 100 new and exclusive games with more to be released over time. These games won't be available on other mobile platforms or other subscription services.

Apple promises games from Annapurna Interactive, Bossa Studios, Cartoon Network, Finji, Giant Squid, Klei Entertainment, Konami, LEGO, Mistwalker Corporation, SEGA, Snowman, ustwo games, and more.

Apple Arcade will launch in fall 2019 in more than 150 countries for iOS, Mac and Apple TV. The pricing for the subscription service was not announced.

Thanks The Verge.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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9 Comments

VAMatt (on 25 March 2019)

So, the Apple gaming rumor was true-ish, but is really a nothing burger for the traditional gaming industry.


TallSilhouette (on 25 March 2019)

Pretty smart. Much less competitive space that's already their bread and butter. Could win over customers who like mobile gaming but are unhappy with its current economy. Only serious competitor I see in this space for them is Google if they decide to release a similar service on their own phones and app store.


simek (on 25 March 2019)

i can't take this seriously.


DonFerrari (on 25 March 2019)

Guess the devs saying Apple understand they and that their games could never be made in the mainstream forgot that Indie already exist at PC and now consoles for quite sometime... and that even before on iOS they were releasing independent games before Apple Arcade existed. I really don't like these type of "white lies".


Darwinianevolution (on 25 March 2019)

I'm surprised Apple is taking quite a different stance on gaming than Google. Instead of trying to capture more core audiences with streaming gaming, they are redoubling their mobile effords. I can see this doing better than Stadia simply because this arcade-like games play better to mobile's strenghts, but there could be problems if the casual crowd used to free to play has to pay a monthly fee for this.


Masked_Muchaco (on 26 March 2019)

So, it's basically an Apple Game Pass for phones.


KLAMarine (on 25 March 2019)

Hey, is that Nobuo Uematsu?


LivingMetal (on 25 March 2019)

Nope. It's Hironobu Sakaguchi.


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KLAMarine (on 25 March 2019)

Oh, sorta looked like Nobuo.


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