Many have already forgotten that in the spring Apple introduced the game service Apple Arcade, the launch of which is scheduled for the fall. Then the company did not announce either a specific release date or access cost, announcing only that the future service will operate by subscription, by which users can play dozens of exclusive games without restrictions.
But now, when only a few weeks are left before the release, first screenshots of the Apple Arcade interface appeared on the Web, and then the cost of the subscription.
What is Apple Arcade?
Apple Arcade is a streaming service that gives users unlimited access to dozens of exclusive games from eminent developers. In games from Apple Arcade, there will be no ads or in-app purchases, and access to them will be provided at a fixed price.
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This is really what the industry was lacking, because even the $ 5 that Apple will ask for access to the service in the US is more than adequate, given that all games will be cross-platform, and game progress will depend only on the player, not the thickness of his wallet.
Apple Arcade price
According to 9To5Mac, in the US, a subscription to Apple Arcade will cost $ 4.99 per month. For this money, access to the service is open for all platforms except macOS. The Mac-compatible desktop version of #AppleArcade, Apple claims, will appear a bit later. Obviously, the company just needs extra time to adapt to games for macOS.
Apple doesn’t make a big deal about Apple Arcade subscription fees. The fact is that there are not so many truly avid gamers who are ready to spend hours playing games, while for everyone else it would be too expensive to pay for half an hour or an hour of daily entertainment. And so, most users will agree to get a subscription without worrying too much about costs, even if they launch #AppleArcade just a few times a week.
What games in Apple Arcade
A unique feature of Apple Arcade is the expected wide range of exclusive games. In Cupertino, they calculated that users would not want to subscribe to the platform, which gives them access to the titles available in the range of the App Store. Therefore, the company agreed with renowned studios like Lego, Konami, Gameloft, and Disney to develop completely new games that until now have not appeared on any site.
A source: 9to5Google