Apple Arcade: everything you need to know about the mobile gaming service

Apple Arcade: everything you need to know about the mobile gaming service

Additionally, with Apple News+, the app displays the magazines in specially designed layouts with animated covers, vivid images and bold typography, all optimized perfectly for Apple's devices.

Now we know what Apple did with Texture, the magazine subscription service it bought previous year.

In a demonstration on stage, Apple showed off the service. And while we already know that this event won't bring any new kind of hardware, due to the recent launch of two new iPads, and the second generation of AirPods.

The announcement also teased gameplay for several games.

Continuing its incredibly profitable and frankly quite smart trend of focusing on services, Apple just announced Apple Arcade, which is essentially a gaming subscription service.

More news: Samsung Galaxy S10 5G release slated for April 5

Apple Arcade games will be playable on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, as well as Apple TV, and users will be able to freely switch between devices.

With Apple News+, Apple is trying to convince both publishers and their readers that it cares about journalism and that direct payment from readers to the publishers via subscriptions is the optimal way forward. "Paid games are often critically acclaimed and beloved by the people who play them, but competing with free is hard, so even the best of these games have only reached a smaller audience".

"Apple Arcade games will redefine games and be curated based on originality, quality, creativity, fun and their appeal to players of all ages", said Apple. The company is also apparently investing in the development of new games. Also, there the possibility of a new credit card, but a new report says that the company still has another subscription service to unveil.

Apple News+ is available now with the latest version of iOS in the U.S. and Canada and will set subscribers back by $9.99. Even producers of Apple's shows are unsure about numerous details about when and how audiences will be able to see their work. The term "exclusive" apparently means you can't play them on iOS unless you subscribe to Apple Arcade, not that they won't exist on other platforms. For my money, one of the most interesting is Fantasian, which comes from Hironobu Sakaguchi (Final Fantasy), whose team has created practical diorama settings that are then populated by computer-generated 3D characters; show me a few more innovative titles like that and I'll be much more likely to check out Apple Arcade this fall.

Availability: Available this Fall in 150+ countries.