Yesterday Apple announced a new game subscription service caleld Apple Arcade. The service allows gamers to play games on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV devices for one monthly subscription fee. Every one of the arcade games will be playable offline; Apple Arcade isn’t a streaming service.
Parental controls will allow parents to control what sort of games kids can access. One key bit of information that Apple declined to offer was pricing. All it said was that pricing is to come reports CNET.
One of the cool things is that there are no ads for any of the games and no extra cost for any add-ons or game updates. All of that stuff will be included in the subscription cost.
Developers on board for the Arcade service include Annapurna Interactive, Bossa Studios, Cartoon Network, Finji, Giant Squid, Klei Entertainment, Konami, Lego, Mistwalker, Sega, Snowman, and Ustwo. Apple didn’t say, but the assumption is that it is taking 30% of profits as it does on app sales.