The gaming world has recieved a huge shakeup following the release of Apple's new game subscription service, 'Arcade'. The $4.99-per-month service lets Apple users play games across iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac and Apple TV devices. The best part is, users get to download the games for offline use, so no more pop up ads!!!
The new gaming platform will join Google's Stadia -- a gaming service coming in November that will let players stream games to the Chrome browser, to a TV connected to a Chromecast Ultra streaming device and to Pixel phones -- and Microsoft's upcoming Project xCloud service, which will allow players to stream games in a similar way to that we have become used to thanks to Netflix, when it arrives in 2020.
While Apple has stated that the games avaialbe via the subscription service will not be playable on other services, the tech giant said Arcade will work with Microsoft Xbox One S and PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers.
The gaming subscription will offer more than 100 new and exclusive games, with more coming over time. Games that have already been announced include:
The Artful Escape, from Annapurna Interactive
Beyond a Steel Sky, from Revolution Software
Frogger in Toy Town, from Konami
Hot Lava, from Klei Entertainment
Lego Brawls, from Lego and Red Games
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, from Cornfox & Bros.
Rayman Mini, from Ubisoft
Repair, from UsTwo Games
The Pathless, from Annapurna and Giant Squid
Sonic Racing, from Sega and HardLight
Where Cards Fall, from Snowman and The Game Board