Everything we know about Apple Arcade, the new subscription service bringing high quality games to iOS and Mac
- Apple Arcade, a new subscription video game service, will launch in the App Store later this year, giving subscribers access to more than 100 games on Apple's iOS and macOS devices.
- Apple has partnered with a several independent video game creators to help them develop original games for Apple Arcade. Those games will be exclusive to Apple Arcade and not available on other mobile platforms.
- Apple Arcade games will be playable on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, and will show up in a new tab in the App Store. Pricing details are not yet set.
Apple's video game offerings are about to get a lot more interesting with the launch of Apple Arcade later this year. Apple has invested in independent developers to help bring dozens of exclusive games to the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.
When the program launches in the fall, Apple Arcade will offer access to more than 100 games for a monthly fee. Apple says the games will be new and exclusive on mobile; that means they wont be released on Android devices. While Apple Arcade games will require a subscription, the App Store will continue to host its massive collection of more than 300,000 free and paid games.Pricing details for Apple Arcade are not available as of yet. Apple announced Apple Arcade alongside Apple News Plus, a paid subscription for news and magazines, and Apple TV Plus, an upcoming expansion to the company's video streaming platform.
Here's a breakdown of everything we know about Apple Arcade so far: