In late March, Apple showed the public its new game service Arcade. On assurances of representatives of the company, the ambitious project will involve more than hundreds of exclusive games from big name developers and publishers. To create a company came up really thoroughly – only to Fund future hits has been spent several hundred million dollars. But can Apple Arcade to make a revolution in the gaming industry?
In fact, Apple has all the chances. And there are at least several reasons:
- Global launch. The company promises to launch the service in 150 countries worldwide;
- Access to games without the Internet. All gaming news can be played offline, and many of them will support game controllers;
- Support for all modern operating systems. To start the game will be on iPhone or iPad, and continue on Mac and even Apple TV. It’s really very convenient, and a similar approach while practicing only Apple;
- Exclusive games. The Corporation promises new items that you cannot play on other platforms. No ads or in-app purchases. Pleased with the fact that over time, the catalog of games will be updated;
- Family sharing. Access to the service can receive up to six family members for one subscription.
- Apple attracted many well-known developers. In the record there is already such publishers as: Annapurna Interactive, Bossa Studios, Cartoon Network, Devolver, Disney, Gameloft, Klei Entertainment, Konami, Lego, Sega and many others.
And all at a very affordable price. According to various sources, the cost of the subscription will be from 8 to 10 dollars a month. It is not excluded that in emerging markets there will be a domestic price, as was done with Apple Music.
To doubt that Apple Arcade will be a successful project, is not necessary. The company already has a huge store of knowledge accumulated in the course of work on the App Store. Even at the dawn of the formation of the iOS, the company has provided developers a convenient tools for development. It is worth remembering that just a couple of weeks, it was ported several major projects under the guidance of EA.
Animation technology in the iPhone OS enables us to build awesome games. I think iPhone users will be amazed by the games we create for this platform, — said the Executive Director of EA John Richitello.
However, if the iOS was initially available a large number of game projects, it is quite different things are on macOS and tvOS. The release of Apple Arcade will solve one of the main problems of these platforms is the lack of games as such.
Apple Arcade will be available to users this autumn. This means that the wait is very long.
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