In a presentation focused on entertainment, Apple announced the creation of a new game subscription service called Apple Arcade. The monthly subscription fee gives you a selection of about 100 exclusive games, with others to be added regularly. But this is one of the features of the service that is lacking, which has directly responded to Google.
During the presentation, Apple specifically indicated that Apple Arcade was not a streaming service in the cloud. And since it's not streaming, the company said, you can download and play offline games. This is in sharp contrast to Google's cloud-based Stadia game streaming platform, which the company says can not work offline.
Apple Arcade includes game developers such as Sega, Konami, Disney, Sumo Digital and Cartoon Network. Any game included in Arcade will be updated with updates or downloadable content in the cost of your subscription. You can also grab your games from other devices, and Apple promises more games will be added "all the time".
Sonic Racing, Lego Brawls, Oceanhorn 2 and a project by the creator of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, are part of the confirmed games for Arcade.
Apple Arcade will have its own tab on the App Store when it launches in 150 countries this fall. Apple has not detailed the pricing options for the subscription. The company also took advantage of this presentation to announce its own streaming platform with exclusive original programs.