Apple Arcade Has Arrived And Only Costs £4.99 Per Month

Apple Arcade is a brand new monthly subscription service offering more than 100 video games for $US5 per month. Every game included with Apple Arcade is available on iPhone, iPad, MacOS, iPod Touch, and AppleTV. New subscribers will get a free one month trial.

The Apple Arcade subscription service for games is the latest addition to Apple’s gaming wing – with a new curated list of exclusive titles all set to come to your iPhones, iPads, Macbook computers and even Apple TV at an affordable monthly cost.

Now, like a Netflix-type subscription, gamers can opt into a monthly subscription that gives them access to top-quality video gaming adventures that aren’t available anywhere else. Apple Arcade is arguably the first company to take on mobile gaming seriously like this and make it financially viable for a wide range of players, and as a result it’s now got the backing of some of the most important names in mobile game development.

Features of the new Apple expansion include a number of perks, including parental support controls, so younger players can enjoy the age-appropriate games included in the program without accessing more mature titles. To find games for downloading, you will be able to use a new Apple Arcade icon located in the App Store itself, which will make finding the latest titles a breeze.

One of the major benefits of Apple Arcade is that none of the games included on Apple Arcade will be available on the Google Play store, making all games exclusive to the service. According to the Financial Times, the company budgeted more than $500 million solely for securing games. Developers will reportedly receive a percentage of the program’s revenue based on the amount of time users spend playing their games.

Apple Arcade is being designed specifically for Apple devices, but certain games will still support physical controllers. As Apple said every game will be playable offline. Additionally, the service will also feature both single player and multiplayer games, although if you would like to play with your friends, they will need to have a subscription to the service as well. Apple also said that its games will “respect user privacy,” which is a hot-button issue, particularly for mobile games right now.

Apple has signed a number of key development partners, including Sega, Konami, Lego, Bossa Studios and the Cartoon Network. These will be providing games for launch and beyond, as new games will be added to the service every month.

The Arcade line-up will always be hand curated by Apple’s team and will have no adverts, ad tracking nor additional purchases. Apple is also contributing to the development costs, becoming a games publisher in its own light.

Just some of the confirmed games released so far include:

A Fold Apart
Agent Intercept
Assemble With Care
Atone: Heart of the Elder Tree
Ballistic Baseball
Beyond a Steel Sky
Beyond Blue
Big Time Sports
Bleak Sword
Box Project
Card of Darkness
Cardpocalypse
Cat Quest II
ChuChu Rocket Universe
Cricket Through the Ages
Dead End Job
Dear Reader
Dodo Peak
Doomsday Vault
Don’t Bug Me!
Down in Bermuda
Dread Nautical
Earth Night
Enter the Construct
Exit the Gungeon
Explottens
Fantasian
Frogger in Toy Town
Grindstone
HitchHiker
Hot Lava
Jenny LeClue – Detectivu
Kings League II
Kings of the Castle
Lego Arthouse
Lego Brawls
Lifelike
Lifeslide
Little Orpheus
Manifold Garden
Mini Motorways
Monomals
Mosaic
Mr. Turtle
Mutazione
Neo Cab
No Way Home
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
Operator 41
Overland
Over the Alps
Pac-Man Party Royale
Patterned
Possessions
Projection: First Light
Proxi
Punch Planet
Rayman Mini
Redout: Space Assault
Red Reign
Repair
Shayonara Wild Hearts
Shantae and the Seven Sirens
Shinsekai: Into the Depths
ShockRods
Skate City
Sneaky Sasquatch
Sonic Racing
Spaceland
Speed Demons
Spek
Spelldrifter
Spidersaurs
Spyder
Stellar Commanders
Steven Universe: Unleash the Light
Super Impossible Road
Tangle Tower
The Artful Escape
The Bradwell Conspiracy
The Enchanted World
The Get Out Kids
The Pathless
The Pinball Wizard
Tint
Towaga: Among Shadows
UFO on Tape: First Contact
Various Daylife
Way of the Turtle
What the Golf?
Where Cards Fall
Winding Worlds
Word Laces
Yaga

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