Apple's game subscription service Apple Arcade launches this autumn on iOS and Mac

Apple’s heavily rumoured game subscription service has been formally unveiled. It’s called Apple Arcade and will arrive on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV later this year.

Apple Arcade will feature a “curated” list of games that subscribers can download to their devices or desktop via the App Store and play at any time, with over 100 new and exclusive titles promised for launch. Games will be ad-free and in-app-purchase-free, and up to six family members can access them on one subscription.

Titles announced so far include Beyond a Steel Sky (a sequel to Revolution Software’s beloved sci-fi point-and-clicker Beneath a Steel Sky), Little Orpheus from The Chinese Room, Sayonara Wild Hearts from Simogo, Klei Entertainment’s Hot Lava, WayForward’s Spidersaurs, Finji’s Overland, Abzû developer Giant Squid’s The Pathless, Sonic Racing, and more.

You can catch a glimpse of these in the Apple Arcade reveal trailer below.

Apple says it will be partnering with a variety of high-profile studios and publishers to bring games to Apple Arcade. In addition to those listed above, you can expect to see titles from the likes of Annapurna Interactive, Bossa Studios, Cartoon Network, Konami, Lego, Mistwalker, and Ustwo Games (of Monument Valley fame). Apple says it will be contributing development costs to some of the titles on its new service.

There’s no word on how much an Apple Arcade subscription will cost, but the service is set to launch in more than 150 counties some time this autumn.


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