What is Apple Arcade?
In March 2019, Apple revealed their Arcade subscription service. While details were a little light, Apple clearly signaled their intentions to create a space for original mobile titles that often chose to go for single-purchase pricing models. The iPhone creators seemed to see that more one-and-done titles were suffering in the mobile market and created a service to boost those kind of titles with funding and marketing from Apple themselves.
For consumers, this means that new titles will be coming along with a monthly subscription which are specifically designed to hit a more traditional gaming market for a fairly low price. In our own hands-on with the service, we thought it felt a little like Xbox Live Arcade.
How much is Apple Arcade?
As of right now, Apple Arcade costs $4.99/AU$7.99/ £4.99 a month for games playable on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Macs. Subscribers are automatically enrolled into a family plan that allows up to six accounts to share one subscription.
When does Apple Arcade launch?
The subscription service comes out of beta on September 19.
Which games are releasing on Apple Arcade?
This is the Apple Arcade announced launch lineup included below.
- Assemble With Care (usTwo)
- Shantae and the Seven Sirens Pt. 1 (WayForward)
- Sayonara Wild Hearts (Annapurna)
- Grindstone (Capybara Games)
- WHAT THE GOLF? (The Label)
- Card of Darkness (Zach Gage)
- Skate City (Snowman)
- LEGO Brawls (LEGO)
- Patterned (Borderleap)
- Cat Quest II (The Gentlebros)
- Dear Reader (Local No. 12)
- Stellar Commanders (Blindflug Studios)
- Where Cards Fall (Snowman)
- Overland (Finji)
- Tangle Tower (SFB Games)
- Exit the Gungeon (Devolver)
- Rayman Mini (Ubisoft)
- Spaceland (Tortuga Team)
- Agent Intercept (PikPok)
- Punch Planet (Block Zero Games)
- Sneaky Sasquatch (Rac7 Games)
- Operator 41 (Shifty Eye Games)
- Frogger in Toy Town (Konami)
- Red Reign (Ninja Kiwi)
- Various Daylife (Square Enix)
- Mini Motorways (Dinosaur Polo Club)
- Don’t Bug Me! (Frosty Pop)
- Oceanhorn 2 (Cornfox & Bros)
- King’s League II (Kurechii)
- Mutazione (Die Gute Fabrik)
- Explottens (Werplay Priv.)
- Spelldrifter (Free Range Games)
- The Get Out Kids (Frosty Pop)
- Spek. (Rac7 Games)
- Way of the Turtle (Illusion Labs)
- Lifeslide (Block Zero Games)
- Neo Cab (Surprise Attack Games)
- Tint. (Lykke Studios)
- The Enchanted World (Noodlecake Studios)
- Over the Alps (Stave Studios)
- Hot Lava (Klei Entertainment)
- The Pinball Wizard (Frosty Pop)
- Shinsekai Into the Depths (Capcom)
- Word Laces (Minimega)
- Projection: First Light (Blowfish Studios)
- ATONE: Heart of the Elder Tree (Wildboy Studios)
- Big Time Sports (Frosty Pop)
- Dread Nautical (Zen Studios)
- Bleak Sword (Devolver Digital)
- Dead End Job (Headup)
- Dodo Peak (Moving Pieces)
- Cricket Through the Ages (Devolver Digital)
- Speed Demons (Radiangames)