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Apple Arcade Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Article ID = 236
Article Title = Apple Arcade Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 11th September 2019
Article Last Updated = 11th September 2019
Article URL =

Article Brief Description:
Frequently Asked Questions about Apple's Arcade game subscription service
Q. What is Apple Arcade?
A. It is a subscription service that allows access to complete games that can be played on compatible Apple hardware.
Q. When does Apple Arcade launch?
A. 19th September 2019 in 100+ countries.
Q. What are those 100+ countries?
A. The list hasn't been revealed yet.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. US$4.99 (or equivalent in your country) per month (for the whole family).
Q. Is there a free trial?
A. Yes, 1 month.
Q. What do I need to watch Apple Arcade?
A. An Apple ID with an Apple Arcade subscription and one of the following:
Q. What games are rumoured/confirmed?
A. As of 11th September 2019, and according to Touch Arcade, the following games have been rumoured/confirmed:
  • ATONE: Heart Of The Elder Tree
  • Beyond A Steel Sky
  • Ballistic Baseball
  • Box Project
  • The Bradwell Conspiracy
  • Cardpocalypse
  • ChuChu Rocket! Universe
  • Doomsday Vault
  • Down In Bermuda
  • The Enchanted World
  • Enter The Construct
  • Exit The Gungeon
  • Frogger In Toy Town
  • HitchHiker
  • Hot Lava
  • Jenny LeClue
  • Kings Of The Castle
  • LEGO Arthouse
  • LEGO Brawls
  • Lifelike
  • Little Orpheus
  • Monomals
  • Mr. Turtle
  • No Way Home
  • Oceanhorn 2: Knights Of The Lost Realm
  • Overland
  • The Pathless
  • Projection: First Light
  • Rayman Mini
  • Repair
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Shantae And The Seven Sirens
  • Shinsekai Into The Depths
  • Sneaky Sasquatch
  • Steven Universe: Unleash The Light
  • Skate City
  • Sonic Racing
  • Super Impossible Road
  • Spidersaurs
  • UFO On Tape: First Contact
  • Where Cards Fall
  • Winding Worlds
  • Various Daylife
  • Yaga
Q. Will all games be available at launch?
A. No. New games will be added over time.
Q. Will all games be available in all countries?
A. No. According to Apple "Some content may not be available in all areas".
Q. Are all the games exclusive to Apple Arcade?
A. No. According to Touch Arcade games "are exclusive on mobile but not in general" so they will "not be on Android".
Q. Can I play games using a controller?
A. Yes, but only certain ones. See our iOS 13 FAQ article.
Q. If I play a game on one device can I pick up where I left off on another device?
A. Apparently, yes.
Q. Will games have adverts?
A. No.
Q. Will games have additional purchases e.g. levels or in-app transactions?
A. No. All content comes as part of the subscription.
Q. Are games downloaded or streamed?
A. Downloaded. Some games may be large so check your storage before downloading multiple games. Games can be played offline.
Q. Will Apple Arcade games be available to purchase separately?
A. This is unlikely so, no.
Q. Will Apple Arcade share my personal data with game developers?
A. According to Apple "You decide whether to share your personal data".
Q. Does Apple Arcade work with Screen Time and parental controls?
A. Yes.

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