Apple makes it’s game subscription service available from September 19. The service costs 5 euros per month and consists of a family subscription. Apple Arcade is now available in 150 countries.
First Apple Arcade will be released for iOS and from 30 September the service will also be available for iPadOS and tvOS 13. In October the subscription will be available for macOS Catalina. Apple charges 5 euros per month and it is a family subscription. Other subscription types are not available. There is, however, a free one-month trial period.
Apple already announced Arcade earlier this year. It is a subscription service for games that must be downloaded. Unlike, for example, Google Stages, it is not a streaming service. The games that appear on Arcade have no in-app purchases and are playable as long as the subscription is active. Games that appear for Apple Arcade work on iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS. The games are therefore playable on smartphones, tablets, PCs, and laptops and on TVs.
For the amount of 5 euros per month, subscribers get access to more than a hundred games, including many titles created exclusively for the service. Apple presented a number of games at the Tuesday evening presentation, including Frogger in Toy Town by Konami, the underwater platform game Shinsekai: Into the Depths and music game Sayonara Wild Hearts.
Apple Arcade will be visible as a tab in the App Store. New games will appear there every month and furthermore, recommendations and tips will be displayed on the tab, along with editorial content about the games that are available.