Apple Arcade's game subscription will likely cost $5 a month, report says

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    Apple Arcade's game subscription will likely cost $5 a month, report says
    The upcoming gaming service might actually be affordable
    August 19, 2019

    https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-arcades-game-subscription-will-likely-cost-5-a-month-report-says/
     
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    Apple Arcade launches later this month for $4.99/mo
    September 10, 2019
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/10/apple-arcade-launches-later-this-month-for-4-99-mo/
     
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    Apple Arcade is now available for some iOS 13 beta users
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    Apple Arcade could have huge consequences for the iOS app ecosystem
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    https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/17/...pp-ecosystem-subscription-developers-payments
     
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    Apple Arcade updated: The full list of games for iPhone and iPad
    The service expects to offer more than 100 games for $5 a month
    October 7, 2019

    https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-arc...ist-of-games-for-iphone-and-ipad-ios-13-play/
     
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    So has anyone already tried it, and if so, how is the quality of the games?
     
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    You Can Now Get a Yearly Apple Arcade Subscription for $49.99
    December 16, 2019
    http://www.iphonehacks.com/2019/12/get-yearly-apple-arcade-subscription-99.html
     
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    Apple Arcade is perfect for families
    No microtransactions, no worries
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    https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/4/2...-crossy-road-butter-royale-loud-house-netflix
     
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    Apple is reportedly canceling some Arcade contracts to focus on ‘engagement’
    Apple wants games that people will play more often
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    The best games on Apple Arcade
    We've played, reviewed and ranked every one of Apple Arcade's premium games for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV
    December 28, 2020

    https://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/best-games-apple-arcade-3694157/
     
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    Apple Arcade: Over 200 games you can play on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV
    Apple Arcade has over 200 games you can play right now for only $5 a month
    August 6, 2021

    https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-...e-games-play-on-iphone-ipad-mac-and-apple-tv/
     
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    Cool, but I wonder why they can't seem to get major game developers on board. What if you could play games like FIFA, Need For Speed, Mortal Kombat and Quake Champions, now that would be a game changer.
     
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    Probably because they use different (more lucrative) business models?

    The first three games you mention are "free to download/play" on iOS, but have (many) In-App-Purchases...

    I could not find the fourth one in the App Store.
     
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    So you are saying, there is not much money to be made on the Mac for the bigger game developers? But Apple surely can somehow make it more attractive, why not pay them a little bit more. If I could play more popular games, it might be a reason for me to switch. Also, I'm talking about the PC games, I don't believe the games on iOS are of the same quality.
     
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    I’m not a gamer, so maybe someone else has better input for you.
     
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    A nickel only, not a red penny more. Perhaps they should pay the user/player for another useless distraction.
     
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    BTW, I've done some searching and seems like certain games are indeed available for the iOS, so why on earth not develop them also for the macOS? And yes I know that on M1 machines you can now also run iOS apps and those mobile games don't even look that bad, so I guess it's kinda cool.

    https://www.ea.com/games/library/mobile
     
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    BTW, why couldn't Apple add a game like HotWheels Unleashed to Apple Arcade, it's a pity know what I mean? If I was Apple I would also make sure that the new eFootball was coming to the macOS. It will be available for iOS, but these games are of course less advanced since they are designed for smartphones.

    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021...bust-uneven-drive-through-die-cast-nostalgia/
    https://www.konami.com/efootball/en/
     
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