Apple Arcade Will Launch Next Week and Cost $5 a Month
Apple has finally announced the two biggest details for Apple Arcade: price and release window. The game-subscription service will be available on September 19 via the App Store and will cost consumers $4.99 a month.
This will give players access to over 100 exclusive games. At launch, some of the games available will be Frogger in Toy Town, Sayonara Wild Hearts, and Shinsekai: Into the Depths. In addition, Apple Arcade will offer a one-month free trial.
Other titles include “Bandai Namco’s Pac-Man Party Royale, a new installment in the classic franchise featuring a four-player battle mode; Gameloft’s Ballistic Baseball arcade baseball game; Sega’s ChuChu Rocket! Universe puzzle game; Devolver’s Exit the Gungeon, in which players must escape a collapsing hell dungeon; Finji’s post-apocalyptic road trip adventure Overland; Steven Universe: Unleash the Light, an original Cartoon Network role-playing game based on the series, co-written by show creator Rebecca Sugar; and Various Daylife from Square Enix, an RPG from the creators of Bravely Default and Octopath Traveler set in the year 211 of the Imperial Era.”
Apple Arcade will be accessible on iPhones, iPads, Apple TV and Macs via a new tab in the App Store. It was revealed that the games will have no ads or in-app purchases and won’t be available (at least at first) anywhere else. It also provides access to up to six people per account.
I’m not sold on Apple Arcade, but I’m not sold on a lot of things that end up being very successful.
What do you think of this service? Will you be trying it out at least?