Apple Arcade: Everything You Need To Know

A new kind of arcade—exclusively for Apple users.
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Apple's latest creation is known as Apple Arcade. Apple Arcade challenges the play store market as a unique subscription-based platform. One monthly payment is all it takes for complete access to the Apple Arcade library.

But what can we expect out of the Apple Arcade service, and is it worth the hype?

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Apple Arcade is a video game subscription service revealed by Apple in March of 2019. Subscribers have access to everything on the platform with a guarantee of no advertisements or in-game purchases. The services are limited to Apple devices and products.

Players can switch between different devices to access the Apple Arcade service; compatible systems include the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac computers. Apple announced titles will available to users for offline play. One subscription can be shared with up to 6 family members.

Apple Arcade is launching with these games in its library:

Apple Arcade Game
Atone: Heart of the Elder Tree
Beyond a Steel Sky
Box Project
Doomsday Vault
Down in Bermuda
Enter The Construct
Frogger in Toy Town
Hot Lava
Kings of the Castle
Lego Arthouse
Lego Brawls
Little Orpheus
Mr Turtle
No Way Home
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
Projection: First Light
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Shantae 5
Shinsekai: Into The Depths
Sneaky Sasquatch
Sonic Racing
The Artful Escape
The Pathless
The Bradwell Conspiracy
UFO on Tape: First Contact
Where Cards Fall
Winding Worlds

Apple Arcade is compatible with most Apple products:

  • iPhones
  • iPads
  • Apple TVs
  • Mac computers

The Apple Arcade price is set at $4.99, confirmed by Apple in a recent press release. The $4.99 fee covers access to the Apple Arcade services for a full month, including access for up to 6 family members.

The official Apple Arcade release date is set for September 19th, 2019. The only information we've had since March has been the guarantee of a fall release. But the wait is finally over!

Charge your iPad, and grab a controller—it's time for some gaming on Apple Arcade.

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