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Everything You Need to Know About Apple Arcade

Apple is jumping into games with Apple Arcade, a new subscription service launching this fall that will work on iOS, Mac, and Apple TV devices. No pricing information was revealed at the announcement but it's rumored to be set at $9.99/month.

The service will feature over 100 new and exclusive games, each sans advertising or in-app purchases. It won't stream (like the newly announced Google Stadia) but instead will download like a normal app, allowing for offline use.

At launch, the curated library looks like it will be filled with repackaged older games (think Sonic Racing) and artsy indie adventures with premium AAA games and publishers completely absent. So who is this for? Honestly, we have no idea. It seems unlikely casual gamers will commit to a subscription over free-to-play alternatives and even more unlikely that dedicated gamers will drop the controller and headset for touch controls and dime-a-dozen puzzle platformers.