The launch of Apple Arcade is the most overwhelming news for avid gamers.
On Thursday, tech giant Apple has released its latest version of the mobile operating system- iOS 13. Among its new fun features like dark mode and a revamped Photos app, what captures the most attention is Apple Arcade, a jam-packed new gaming hub.
The new gaming hub is filled with more than 100 new games with a monthly subscription of $4.99 with an additional bonus of first month free as a trial. The tech giant is getting on the gaming bandwagon with a list of titles all set to come at an affordable monthly price to iPads, iPhones, Apple TV, and Macbook.
Among all the iOS users, the news is just great for Mac owners who have always played second fiddle to PC games when it comes to finding superb game experiences on their platform.
Moving on to the core part of the games, users can play as many games as they want along with downloading games for offline play. The one who will be taking the subscription can share it among five family members. This means, family members can also play without the need to pay for additional subscription charges or getting the same subscription. The Arcade includes games from Konami, Ubisoft, and Lego, among others.
Just like changing the App Store rule for Children’s Apps and Sign-In-Services, Apple knows how to woo users. By taking the same thought ahead, the tech giant has removed distractions in the games as there will be no ads and in-app purchases.
Supporting the move, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller said “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,”
In addition, the available collection of games is set to be curated by experts. Also, the games will be updated on a monthly basis including original releases from renowned creators Ken Wong, Will Wright, Hironobu Sakaguchi and many more.
A Quick Glance At Apple Arcade Features-
Capcom and Konami on Board
Capcom is offering Shinsekai into the depth on the platform whereas Konami is releasing Frogger in Toyland on Apple Arcade.
No Ads, Tracking and In-app Purchases
Instead of paying yearly subscription fees, Apple Arcade will be a single subscription service making users pay monthly with no advertisements.
Arcade Tab in the App Store
By taking a subscription, users can download and play any games they wish to play from the store while new games will be added every month. Apart from that, users will get access to game trailers, recommendations, editorial sneak peeks and game guides.
More than 100 Games
Curated by experts, Apple Arcade will offer you over 100 games. According to apple “You can try whatever you want, whenever you want,”
Offline Games Available
According to Apple, the games will be available offline too. Now, losing access to them is no more a worry.
Share Them With Your Family
Apple Arcade service offers a Family Sharing plan with 5 family members. The designated family members can also play games from a single subscription cost.
Apple Arcade will be available on the iPad, iPhone, Mac, and Apple TV. in addition to this, users can pick up the game where they left even after switching the devices.
The Apple Arcade games will not collect any data without users’ consent.
List of Games Officially Confirmed By Apple Arcade-
- Hot Lava
- Jenny LeClue – Detectivu
- Kings of the Castle
- Lego Arthouse
- Lego Brawls
- Atone: Heart of the Elder Tree
- Frogger in Toy Town
- Little Orpheus
- Mr. Turtle
- No Way Home
- Steven Universe: Unleash The Light
- Super Impossible Road
- The Artful Escape
- The Enchanted World
- The Pathless
- The Bradwell Conspiracy
- UFO on Tape: First Contact
- Various Daylife
- Where Cards Fall
- Winding Worlds
- Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
- Pac-Man Party Royale
- Projection: First Light
- Rayman Mini
- Sayonara Wild Hearts
- Shantae 5
- Skate City
- Sneaky Sasquatch
- Sonic Racing
- Ballistic Baseball
- Beyond a Steel Sky
- Box Project
- ChuChu Rocket Universe
- Doomsday Vault
- Down in Bermuda
- Enter The Construct
- Exit the Gungeon
By mimicking Netflix for gaming approach, the tech giant Apple is tying gamers into a monthly subscription by giving access to top-quality video gaming adventures. Choosing the path, Apple made itself the first company that takes mobile gaming seriously. Because of the gaming seriousness, the giant is now getting the back of some of the most important names in the mobile game development.
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