Seeking to pull in more consumers to its own established gaming platform, Apple is rumored to be putting more cash in Apple Arcade, which will be used to develop titles that rival the likes of “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.”
The notion comes from a tweet by the user, @choco_bit, who claims that Apple is pouring more money into Apple Arcade. That is, with the goal of pushing mobile gaming to the next level, such that it will require more modern hardware. And, more importantly, to lure mobile gamers into its platform.
Apple Arcade is getting BIG money poured into it. There are currently titles in the works that are aiming to rival the likes of Breath of the Wild, which is why new A12X/Z AppleTV, "A14X-like" AppleTV, and Controller are in the works.
Some games will require A13 and up to run 💁🏼♀️
— Fudge (@choco_bit) October 3, 2020
Apple is a brand that is always synonymous with innovation. Bringing into the world a myriad of cutting-edge products that alter the world as we know it. Often, for the better. It is thereby making the brand more relevant in recent years than it was prior.
But not everything that Apple touches turns into gold. It also has its fair share of failures, such as its initial venture into gaming and the missed opportunity to turn the Mac into a rival to Windows in the gaming space. Despite their capability to run games, even the iPhone and iPad were outright denied as a gaming platform during the device’s early years in the market.
However, seeing the potential of mobile gaming as a lucrative source of revenue, Apple has had a change of heart. This transition has become apparent with the launch of Apple Arcade in September 2019.
Apple Arcade in a nutshell
Essentially a subscription-based service, one of the highlights of the Apple Arcade, is free access to the platforms’ diverse and growing list of iOS games. All without the usual gimmick that plague the mobile gaming space, like advertisements and micro-transactions. Apple Arcade’s library of games was carefully handpicked for users not to experience the annoying side of mobile gaming. Rather, also to make gaming easily accessible for most people.
Despite its noble intentions, not to mention a relatively more affordable subscription rate than Microsoft’s and Sony’s at only $4 to $4.99 a month, Apple Arcade receives poor reception. Intuitively, this is blamed for the kind of game that the platform caters to, which others may not find appealing. To say the least, much like Apple’s original stance with its iOS devices, some people find the smartphone not to be a gaming platform.
An optimistic approach
However, Apple begs to differ and is doing anything in its power to make consumers see mobile gaming differently. One way that Apple is doing it is by fueling the Apple Arcade with more money. All to, potentially, seeing high-quality, exclusive titles on the platform. Which, arguably, makes for a strong point in the staying power of any platform that considers itself to be in the gaming niche.
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