Unlike recently announced gaming service Google Stadia, which is a cloud gaming service, Apple Arcade is a curated list of brand new games from indie and major developers.
The new subscription service will offer games without ads or in-game purchases for more than 1 billion customers that App Store has.
Apple is also investing money in the development of the games and is working closely with the developers to bring the games to market.
The service will feature games from Annapurna Interactive, Bossa Studios, Cartoon Network, Finji, Giant Squid, Klei Entertainment, Konami, LEGO, Mistwalker Corporation, SEGA, Snowman, ustwo games and dozens more.
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 Arcade games will be exclusive to iOS, tvOS and MacOS, and the service will offer unlimited time with any of the game included in the list. You can play the games offline and across all Apple devices with the feature to resume play on any of your Apple gadgets.
Is this a revolution or evolution in the mobile game industry? Game titles looks promising, and we can tell more about this in the fall when the service will launch. Follow us to find more.