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Tech & Science Apple might reveal its game subscription service at Monday’s event

18:41  23 march  2019
18:41  23 march  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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Apple is reportedly working on an iOS game subscription service that would let customers play a bundle of games for one monthly fee. If the news subscription service is being referred to as the “Netflix for news or magazines,” then this would be a similar concept focused on gaming .

Apple is expected to announce new services in TV, news, and finance (with a rumored credit card linked to Goldman Sachs) at its March 25th event . But there’ s a chance we might also get a look at the company’ s iOS game subscription service come Monday , as well. Bloomberg is reporting that

Apple might reveal its game subscription service at Monday’s event© Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Apple is expected to announce new services in TV, news, and finance (with a rumored credit card linked to Goldman Sachs) at its March 25th event. But there’s a chance we might also get a look at the company’s iOS game subscription service come Monday, as well. Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is “discussing” the gaming service with potential partners.

Cheddar first reported about the service in late January, which would let users play a bundle of games in exchange for a monthly fee. If the news subscription service is being referred to as the “Netflix for news or magazines,” then this would be a similar concept focused on gaming.

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On Monday , Apple is widely expected to reveal a new news subscription service that has the bones of It ’ s widely expected that streaming video services will be front and center at Monday ’ s event ; the But expect Monday to be an event where Apple flexes its services arm—even it it ends up, in.

Apple unveiled its streaming video plans Monday along with news and game subscription offerings as part of an effort to shift its focus to digital content and services to break free of its reliance on iPhone sales. Apple could be getting ready to reveal a gaming subscription service at its Apple

For the game bundle subscription, Bloomberg notes that Apple is “likely considering” paid games only. Any titles that depend on a freemium model — free-to-play but with in-app purchases — won’t be part of the deal. That would result in hits like Fortnite and PUBG Mobile being left out, but Minecraft, Stardew Valley, Heads Up!, Monument Valley 1 and 2, and NBA 2K19 are all the kind of paid games that could be eligible.

Customers would be charged monthly to access a bundle of those premium games, and game developers would be paid based on how frequently members of the service play their title. “The company would collect these monthly fees, then divide up the revenue between developers based on how much time users spend playing their games,” Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said.

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Apple is expected to announce new services in TV, news, and finance (with a rumored credit card linked to Goldman Sachs) at its March 25th event . But there’ s a chance we might also get a look at the company’ s iOS game subscription service come Monday , as well. Bloomberg is reporting that

Apple is expected to announce new services in TV, news, and finance (with a rumored credit card linked to Goldman Sachs) at its March 25th event . But there’ s a chance we might also get a look at the company’ s iOS game subscription service come Monday , as well. Bloomberg is reporting that

Apple could reveal its game subscription service at Monday’s event — or the company might instead choose to hold off until its WWDC keynote. It probably makes more sense to announce such a move in front of game makers attending the conference. Apple’s games service will focus exclusively on iOS and won’t be a cloud-based streaming effort like those from Microsoft, Sony, and most recently Google, which announced its new Stadia platform earlier this week.

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