Apple has officially announced a games subscription service called Apple Arcade during today’s special event in the Steve Jobs Theater.
As revealed during the announcement event, Apple Arcade is a single subscription with access to over 100 new and exclusive games, with more to be added. It will be available in Fall 2019 in 150 countries and regions. The price structure and more details will come at a later date.
Be sure to check out below for some of the games announced so far for Apple Arcade. But some of the games announced for Apple Arcade include Mistwalker’s Fantasian, Beyond a Steel Sky, Sonic Racing, LEGO Brawls, Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, Projection: First Light, and Enter The Construct.
Apple Arcade will feature new and original games from legendary creators like Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong and Will Wright, and studios including Annapurna Interactive, Bossa Studios, Cartoon Network, Finji, Giant Squid, Klei Entertainment, Konami, LEGO, Mistwalker Corporation, SEGA, Snowman, and more.
Final Fantasy’s Hironobu Sakaguchi called Fantasian “a game that shouldn’t exist, every day is a challenge, creating gaming worlds by hand, we are building dioramas, photographing them and adding 3D characters. I’m a little scared of how many sets we are going to have to build in the end.”
Apple Arcade will be a new area on the App Store, and subscribers will be able to download and play any Apple Arcade game from the App Store. Games can be played across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, and users can pick up where they left off on any applicable device. Every game will be playable offline, so users can play anywhere, regardless of internet connection. Future updates will be included, without adds or additional purchases.
Apple Arcade games can’t collect any data on its users without consent. It will feature family sharing, curation and 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 Apple’s Phil Schiller. “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.”
The tech giant also announced its Apple TV+ streaming service during this event – here’s every announced TV show coming to the service.
Stay tuned to IGN for more as we find out about the games coming to Apple’s service, as well as the full lineup of games slated to come to the service.
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