Earlier this morning Apple revealed not just a TV streaming service, but a gaming one as well. Meet Apple Arcade, a service launching with more than 100 exclusives later this year.
Apple Arcade will offer players an all-you-can-eat style offering, with a single monthly subscription giving players access to all titles and released DLC under the service. You’ll be able to play all games offline as well, with new titles from Australian studio Mountains (Florence), Sims creator Will Wright, and Hironobu Sakaguchi, the maker of Final Fantasy. As for specific games, Overland, Beyond A Steel Sky, Where Cards Fall, and Sonic Racing were announced.
Other studios contributing to the Apple Arcade at launch: ustwo games, Konami, Lego, Giant Squid, Finji, Bossa Studios, Annapurna Interactive, Snowman, Mistwalker Corporation, Klei Entertainment and Cartoon Network. Apple also mentioned that you’ll be able to pick up and continue playing games on your iPad, Mac or Apple TV, and none of the games will feature any ads or ad tracking whatsoever.
Apple Arcade will launch in more than 150 countries later this year, including Australia. It’ll be available through the App Store as a separate tab, rather than a separate app altogether.
It’s not known how much Apple with charge at this stage, but we’ll keep you posted when details become available.