Microsoft has discontinued thewhich allows players to stream games as they stream through Netflix when it is released in 2020. And Ubisoft showed his $ 14.99 per month allowing players to access games in the Ubisoft library that they can stream over Stadia.
Apple takes another approach with Arcade will work with Microsoft Xbox One S and PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers.
That should lead to a more varied gameplay.
Find everything we know about Apple'sgame service – and do not know.
What is Apple Arcade?
Apple's App Store hosts more than 300,000 games. However, discovering games can be a challenge – and it is a goal for game developers to help users. According to Apple, this is one of the reasons for the development of Arcade, the world's first mobile game subscription, desktop and living room subscription service.
The subscription service from the beginning will offer more than 100 new and exclusive games that Apple is working with game makers to create. Apple emphasized that the games will not be available on other mobile devices and will not be part of other subscription services. The game types include multiplayer and AR, and Apple states that more games will be added over time.
On which devices can I play Apple Arcade games?
Apple says that iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV devices are compatible with the service. Users can access the service from a new tab in the App Store of a device.
You will download a game to play on your device. And unlike Google's Stadia games service, this is not a streaming service: any arcade game can be played offline. According to Apple, parents can use Arcade to control the gameplay time of the children. And Arcadeif players prefer to use a controller rather than a touchscreen.
How much does Apple Arcade cost?
We do not know. Apple states that prices will be even higher. Once you sign up, ads will not run and you will not pay any additional costs for add-ons or game updates. Everything that comes with the subscription. As with the magazine servicea subscription to a person and a family costs the same. Apple did not specify how many people form a family. However, when introducing the News Plus service, the company displayed a graphic of a family of six.
When and where is it coming from?
This fall, Apple says, in more than 150 countries. (This also applies to the UK and Australia.)
What games will be included in Apple Arcade?
Apple says Arcade will include Annapurna Interactive, Bossa Studios, Cartoon Network, Finji, Giant Squid, Klei Entertainment, Konami, Lego, Mistwalker, Sega, Snowman and Ustwo.
What is Apple doing with Arcade?
In addition to hosting the service, Apple also contributes to game development costs and works with developers to integrate their games into the service.
How much money will Apple earn with each game?
Apple did not disclose how much of a cut it will take on the service, but it typically gets a share of 30 app sales in its App Store. By comparison, Epic Games Store, owned by Fortnite receives a cut of 12 percent and falls short of 30 percent of Steam's purchases.
What about privacy?
Apple states that Apple Arcade games may not collect information about you without your consent and may not receive information about how you play the game. Look for individual permissions that allow you to control which personal information you share with whom.
Originally published on March 25th.
Updated on June 13: Additional Details.
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