Today, Apple announced their own video game subscription service known as Apply Arcade at an event in the Steve Jobs Theater. The new service will be available for all iOS mobile, desktop, and living room devices and it will come with over 100 new games and all will be exclusive to the platform. You’ll be able to access Apple Arcade from the App Store and it will have cross progression from iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.
Apple Arcade will be launching this Fall 2019 in over 150 countries with pricing and details to come soon. Once you buy into the service there will be no ads or additional purchase to be made. They will be teaming up with multiple developers for games such as LEGO, Platinum Games, SEGA, KONAMI, Night School Studio, and Disney just to name a few. The pricing of the service should be fair to the consumer since most services are usually in that $10 per month area or pay a certain amount for an entire year.
A lot of companies have been buying into the gaming industry as we saw last week, Google announced their stream-based platform in Stadia. There were talks of Walmart meeting with developers and publishers about their streaming service then Snapchat Inc. are planning to reveal their gaming platform that will be for mobile next week.
We knew this announcement from Apple was coming as just the other day there were reports they would be revealing their own gaming subscription service. There was a highlight of games to close the gaming part of the conference and one of the teases had Sonic in it, but it remains to be seen what exactly it is.
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