Apple Gaming Subscription Service Revealed, ‘Arcade’ (VIDEO)
It seems like everyone and their mom is planning their own game subscription service these days, with Google Stadia making an unmistakable impression and the likes of Walmart and Verizon speculated to start their own over the incoming months. However, it appears that big daddy Apple has also thrown their hat into the ring, announcing a new game subscription service called Apple Arcade.
Following a considerable rumors, Apple Arcade has been officially revealed as a new platform touting over 100+ new and exclusive games at launch. An official reveal event took place earlier today, where Apple’s Senior VP of Marketing Phil Schiller announced their plans to create a gaming experience that seamlessly extends across all Apple devices, specifically “the first game subscription service for mobile, desktop and the living room.”
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.”
According to Apple, a number of projects are on the way from several big studios, having announced partnerships with Annapurna Interactive, Bossa Studios, Cartoon Network, Finji, Giant Squid, Klei Entertainment, Konami, LEGO, Mistwalker Corporation, SEGA, Snowman, ustwo games as well as “dozens more.” Several of the first games for Apple Arcade include emerging titles such as Beyond a Steel Sky, Enter The Construct, Fantasian, LEGO Brawls, Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, Projection: First Light, and Sonic Racing.
Apple Arcade is scheduled to launch sometime in Fall 2019.
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