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Apple Arcade Release Date and Pricing Revealed at Apple Event

  • Exclusive titles.
  • $4.99 for the whole family.
  • One subscription across all your Apple devices.

Apple had their yearly keynote on September 10th, meant to show off their newest iPhones and accessories. Among their new announcements was information on their mobile game service, Apple Arcade. The subscription-based service will run you $4.99 for the entire family and have its own list of exclusive games that can be played across all your Apple devices.


According to Apple you’ll have:

  • Unlimited access to 100+ new games rolling out this fall. All in one subscription.
  • One subscription, all you can play.
  • No ads and no additional purchases.
  • Download to play, online or off.
  • Jump from iPhone to iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.
  • Share with up to five family members.

Apple is confident that they’ll be able to earn your subscription by teaming up with developers who actively and passionately want to share their vision with the world. Some of the game’s that’ll be available are:

Where Cards Fall

From: Snowman | The Game Band

A captivating narrative puzzle that’s also a compelling coming-of-age story. Our hero navigates the insecurities and emotions of high school and beyond, creating pathways and overcoming obstacles.

The Pathless

From: Annapurna Interactive | Giant Squid

In this surreal and mythic adventure, a hunter and an eagle explore a vast forested island to dispel a curse that grips the world. It’s a cinematic blend of action and story, all set in a stunning, dreamlike landscape.

Beyond a Steel Sky

From: Revolution Software

Welcome to the dystopia known as Union City. This highly anticipated sequel challenges you with thrilling puzzles and compelling characters as you try to hack the city’s AI system.

And many, many, more!

It’ll be interesting to see how the service does, especially with other subscription-based services coming. Google has teased Play Pass, their mobile version of Apple Arcade, and they have their Google Stadia set to release at the end of the year. Apple may have the advantage with numbers, as they’ll launch with over 100 games, and Stadia will only have 31.