17 October 2019
Apple Arcade, the video game subscription service that recently got detailed with its monthly subscription plan has gone live for some users ahead of the official release. The service was meant to go official with some big game titles on September 19 but surprisingly, it has come early and rejoicing some lucky users.
MacRumors citing a few tweets and emails sent to it reports that a handful of users ahead of the official release got enough lucky to get their hands of Apple’s newest gaming service. According to what’s been observed, Apple Arcade is available to those who are either running iOS 13 or the latest iOS 13.1 beta. Well, Apple Arcade is meant to be available on the devices running iOS 13 only, so this doesn’t come out of a surprise.
The users who got this subscription early were able to sign up for a complete process, which includes getting a free trial first followed by $4.99 per month. As reported, getting started with the Apple Arcade isn’t difficult. Just launch the service once subscribed and choose a game by tapping on the “Get” button. You can play games offline once they are downloaded and there appears to be no limitation on the number of Apple Arcade games that can be installed.
Apple made everyone happy at the recent launch event by announcing the modest monthly fee for its Arcade video game service. The subscription unlocks the unlimited access to the entire catalog of over 100 new exclusive games, like Ballistic Baseball, Rayman Mini, Exit the Gungeon, and more which you play them across mobile, desktop, and even TV. For maximum flexibility, some games also support controllers.
After the official release for the devices running iOS 13, Apple Arcade will get launched for devices running iPadOS and tvOS 13 on September 30, and in October on the macOS Catalina. Interestingly, some users on iPadOS 13.1 public beta 3 are also reporting that they can sign up for the service.