Presented in March, the Apple Arcade One of Apple's new services to be released later this year for iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple TVs. In short, the platform offers a variety of games for users from a monthly subscription, something like streaming of games.
Although Apple has released plenty of information about its upcoming service, it was not yet possible to see it in its glory so far. Ma recently opened an internal Arcade testing program for its employees, which charged $ 0.50 per month, the first free, as reported by the Brazilian developer. Guilherme Rambo.
It is important to note that the amount currently charged by Apple to employees who are testing the service will not reflect the subscription price that will be offered to the general public when Apple Arcade is released. It is a fact that the service should cost a good deal, as all games will not include advertising and will be exclusive to the Apple platform.
There are not many surprises in the look of the Apple Arcade; In macOS, the platform tab is located inside the Mac App Store (just like the App Store), and like the rest of the app store, Arcade games are available by categories. To download a title, simply click the "Get" button as if you were purchasing any other app.
Visually, the biggest difference from Apple Arcade from the rest of the App Store is the highlight of the service about games, just below the art of advertising, including: age rating, category, remote control support, languages, and size. In addition, other information (such as game description) and display previews are similarly arranged in the App Store.
Check out the following for some of the games currently featured in Apple Arcade:
Way of the turtle: Play as two curious lost turtles on a cursed island in the middle of nowhere. Get munitions containing special powers, such as shells, and attack to defeat enemies and overcome different challenges.
Down in Bermuda: Adventurous aviator Milton has left his beloved wife and daughter to travel across the Atlantic on the journey of his life.
Hot lava: Hot Lava transports you back to your childhood imagination. Relive the moments of excitement, joy and chaos. Run, jump, climb and surf first-person in nostalgic environments flooded with molten lava.
According to Rambo, most games are still under development, which means there is still work for most developers to release new games on the platform.
Therefore, there is still no prediction of when Apple Arcade will be released, but internal testing should end when iOS 13 is released next September, which points to a possible service launch window.