Cupertina recently introduced the Apple Arcade subscription service for games that will offer users a wide range of games for iOS, MacOS and Apple TV platforms. According to the Financial Times, Apple intends to seriously devote to this service, the budget for Apple Arcade should be around $ 500 million.
This amount would be spent on various incentives for mobile game developers and for providing certain exclusives that will only be available to Apple users, but not to direct competition, such as the Google Play Store app on Android (but it will available on PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch).
It should also be noted that these games will not be part of the usual App Store. In order to gain access to Apple Arcade games, users will pay a monthly fee, and in return will have the right to access games that do not have limited content or require additional purchase for full experience and do not contain advertising content. Arcade games can be downloaded to your device, and iCloud will serve to synchronize the progress of the game.
Full details of Apple Arcade services are not yet publicly announced, but customers are expected to pay around $ 9.99 per month, of which Cupertino will retain 50%, while others will reportedly go to developers compared to the popularity of their content.
There is also between $ 1 and $ 3 billion for initiatives that developers need to get in advance as a means of creating quality content. Apple Arcade's premier service is scheduled for this autumn.
Source: IT News