At its special event in March, Apple introduced Apple Arcade, its new subscription service for games. It runs on iOS, MacOS
Apple Arcade will launch this fall in over 150 countries through a new App Store tab for iOS, Mac OS and TVOS. It will feature over 100 new exclusive games, including original releases by Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong, Will Wright and many more. New games are added regularly.
Apple has announced to organize arcade games based on originality, quality, creativity, fun and their appeal for players of all ages. So you get a collection of handpicked titles that is “everything you can play”. There is no advertising or ad tracking, and no additional purchases outside the subscription cost itself are required. Apple also agrees to respect user privacy with this service.
Apple contributes to the development costs and works closely with the creators of games, not just the games that will be part of Arcade. Expect productions from Annapurna Interactive, Bossa Studios, Cartoon Network, Finji, Giant Squid, Klei Entertainment, Konami, LEGO, Mistwalker Corporation, SEGA, Snowman, Playing Chance and Dozens More.
Beyond a Steel Sky by Revolution Software will be part of Apple Arcade
It seems that Apple relies heavily on the exclusivity of Arcade, as the games are not available on any other mobile platform or subscription service. Each game includes access to all features, including all features, content, and future updates. Each game can be played offline, and many games will support the controllers.
As you probably know now, the most important piece of the puzzle, the Apple Arcade Award, is still missing. The company will certainly reveal this closer to the actual launch of the service.