Next Thursday, September 19th, the final version of iOS 13 will be available for download for all supported iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. On the same day, Apple Arcade, Cupertino’s video game subscription service , will also be officially launched. It will be available on computers with MacOS, smartphones and tablets with iOS and on the Apple TV, the company’s set-top box .
Apple announced that more than 100 exclusive games , such as Oceanhorn 2, Beyond a Steel Sky and Hot Lava, will be available this fall for a monthly fee of ?4.99 , offering a free one-month trial of the service. Although there are still a few days left before the launch, some lucky users are already trying it out.
It seems that the few users who can already try Apple Arcade have something in common, and that is an iOS device, either iPhone or iPad, with the iOS 13 GM or the 13.1 beta. At the moment there are about 54 titles in the catalogue , but most probably on Thursday there will be the 100 games that Apple promised.
Downloading the games, as expected, is very simple: just choose the game you are interested in and hit the “get” button. You can play without an internet connection , perfect for those times when there is no access to Wi-Fi networks or coverage. There also seems to be no limit to the number of titles that can be downloaded at the same time. For those who don’t have trial versions installed on their iPhone or iPad, Apple has issued a statement to get the word out.
One of the games already available on Apple Arcade is Rayman Mini. With 48 levels, this platform will be adding more content throughout the year. Rayman will not be the only playable character, being also available Barbara and Globox. They will also be able to be customized with different disguises, which will be unlocked as we advance in the game.