Apple Arcade Subscription Service
Apple held a special event to introduce a slew of new services coming soon to it’s mobile and desktop platforms. One of the more enticing prospects is Apple Arcade, a subscription-based service that will allow users to download and play any game it offers for a fee of $10 per month. These are games that will be playable on iOS, macOS, and Apple TV–they can also be played offline. This is not a cloud streaming platform like the upcoming Google Stadia, but instead Apple’s version of an Xbox Game Pass-style model for games across Apple platforms. The service is slated to launch sometime in Fall 2019.
Some big name developers and publishers are already on board including Sega, Platinum Games, Devolver Digital, Annapurna, and Konami. Even the esteemed Hironobu Sakaguchi, known for his leading roles on the Final Fantasy series and other notable RPGs, was featured with his upcoming game, Fantasian. Many of these games are not exclusive to Apple platforms, but will be included in Apple Arcade alongside the 100 exclusives that have been promised at launch.
We’ve compiled games that have been confirmed for Apple Arcade with a brief description of each to give you an idea of what’s on the way. For more on Apple’s big event, check out all the details on its new streaming app and every show that’s coming to it.