More than 500 million dollars invested in Apple Arcade?
Last March, Apple lifted the veil on its brand new Apple News +, but also on a brand new video game service: Apple Arcade. Like an Xbox Game Pass, this will be a subscription-based gaming service that will feature more than 100 new games, including original creations by such well-known artists as Hironobu Sakaguchi (Final Fantasy), Ken Wong, Will Wright (Sim City, The Sims ) and dozens more.
According to the very serious Financial Times, Apple would deploy the major ways to make its new Arcade service a huge success.
For this, the US giant would have spent no less than $ 500 million to secure the support of some publishers / developers, but also to offer exclusive games, which will not be found on competing platforms.
Last March, Apple was already collaborating with some of the world’s most creative game developers to develop more than 100 new, original games for use on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.
No ads, no in-app purchases According to Apple
“Apple Arcade games will redefine the world of gaming on criteria of originality, quality, creativity, fun and attractiveness for players of all ages.
A service that will be devoid of any form of advertising, and that will not offer any form of in-app purchase.
Recall that Apple Arcade, whose monthly subscription price is still unknown, will play all games offline (unlike Google study which will rely on streaming), and many of them will allow the use of controllers The Apple Arcade service will be launched in the fall of 2019 in more than 150 countries in a new tab of the iOS App Store, macOS and tvOS.