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Reader Discussion – Are You Getting Apple Arcade?

by Andrew Reiner on Sep 19, 2019 at 02:12 PM

Are subscriptions the future of games? Microsoft is hoping the Xbox Game Pass subscription model is successful, and Apple is entering these waters with the Apple Arcade service, which launched today on iOS. Apple Arcade is just $4.99 a month (with a free trial), and gives players access to more than 100 games. The games can be downloaded on or offline, and the subscription can be shared with up to six family members.

Some of the games available in Apple Arcade at launch are Sayonara Wild Hearts, Lego Brawls, Things That Go Pump, Where Cards Fall, and The Enchanted World.

The questions we need answer to: First, are you going to give Apple Arcade a shot? What are you hoping the service provides from a curation standpoint? Do you think subscriptions are the future of games, much like Disney+ and Netflix are for movies and TV? Most importantly, if you are subscribing, what Apple Arcade games do you recommend people should check out?