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Tech & Science Apple Arcade: Get ready for Apple's game subscription service

04:26  26 march  2019
04:26  26 march  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Games from Apple's upcoming Arcade service.

At Apple's first big event of 2019, the company today debuted Apple Arcade, a game subscription service that will let Apple users play games across iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV devices.

Here's everything we know -- and don't know -- about Apple's Arcade gaming service.

What is Apple Arcade?

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Apple's App Store houses more than 300,000 games. But discovering games can be a challenge -- and helping users do so is a challenge for game developers. Apple says that's part of why it created Arcade, which it calls the world's first game subscription service for mobile, desktop and living room.

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Apple ' s App Store houses more than 300,000 games . But discovering games can be a challenge -- and helping users do so is a challenge for game developers. Apple says that's part of why it created Arcade , which it calls the world's first game subscription service for mobile, desktop and living room.

Apple today announced Apple Arcade , a game subscription service that will feature over 100 new and exclusive games from renowned creators. Apple Arcade will Feature Brand New, Original Games from Acclaimed Indie Developers, Major Studios and Legendary Creators Hironobu

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The subscription service out of the gate will offer more than 100 new and exclusive games that Apple worked with game creators to create. Apple stressed that the games will not be available on other mobile devices and will not be part of other subscription services. Game types will include multiplayer and AR, and Apple says it will be adding games over time.

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Which devices can I use to play Apple Arcade games?

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Apple says iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV devices will work with the service. Users will be able to access the service via a new dedicated tab in a device's App Store.

You'll download a game to your device to play. And unlike Google's Stadia game service, this isn't a streaming service: Every Arcade game will be playable offline. Apple says Arcade will let parents control kids' gaming screen time, too.

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Cupertino, California — Apple today announced Apple Arcade , a game subscription service that will feature over 100 new and exclusive games , including original releases from renowned creators Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong, Will Wright and dozens more.

Apple Arcade is a game subscription service unlike any other, with 100+ incredibly fun new games designed with the world’ s most innovative developers. Games that redefine games . Apple has joined forces with many of the world’ s most visionary developers. Together, we’re pushing the boundaries of

How much does Apple Arcade cost?

We don't know. Apple says pricing to come and that once you subscribe, you won't see ads and you won't pay extra for add-ons or game updates; all that comes with the subscription. As with the News Plus magazine service, a subscription will cost for same for an individual and family. Apple hasn't said how many people constitute a family, but when introducing the News Plus service, the company flashed a graphic of a family of six.

When and where is it coming?

This fall, Apple says, in more than 150 countries. (This includes the UK and Australia.)

What games will Apple Arcade include?

Apple says Arcade will include games from Annapurna Interactive, Bossa Studios, Cartoon Network, Finji, Giant Squid, Klei Entertainment, Konami, Lego, Mistwalker, Sega, Snowman and Ustwo.

What else is Apple doing with Arcade?

In addition to hosting the service, Apple says it's contributing to the development costs of games and working with  developers to bring their games to the service.

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How much money will Apple make from each game?

Apple didn't share how much of a cut it will take off the service, but it customarily gets a 30 share of app sales in its App Store. For comparison, the Epic Games Store, from the maker Fortnite, gets a 12 percent cut, undercutting the 30 percent Steam gets off its store purchases.

What about privacy?

Apple says Apple Arcade games can't collect any data about you and can't track information about how you play the game without your consent. Look for individual permissions that give you control over what personal information you share with whom.

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