Apple announces new gaming subscription service, Apple Arcade

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Apple is jumping deeper into the gaming realm with Apple Arcade. Apple Arcade will feature brand new, original games from both indie developers and major studios. This new subscription will kick off with over 100 new and exclusive games including original content.

Apple says the Apple App Store already has nearly 300,000 free and paid games. Many of these games are supported by advertising and in-app purchases. But the paid games often have a hard time keeping up with the free games. So this new subscription service aims to help those paid games get a leg up. The Apple Arcade subscription will offer multiple paid games for one subscription price.

Apple is not just handpicking the games in Apple Arcade, but also contributing to the development costs and working closely with creators to bring the games to life. Made by some of the most critically acclaimed game developers in the world, Apple Arcade games will entertain customers with incredibly fun gameplay and immersive stories, while capturing imaginations with original art and music. 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 will launch in fall 2019 in more than 150 countries from a new tab on the App Store across iOS, macOS and tvOS.

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Last Updated on February 3, 2021.


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