Citing people involved in Apple Arcade’s development, the Financial Times reports that Apple is investing several million dollars each on most of the launch games.
Rather than just curating the titles available, Apple said it’s “contributing to the development costs and working closely with creators to bring the games to life”.
While the Financial Times report claims Apple is offering developers an extra incentive to launch their games exclusively on Apple Arcade, it notes that “after a few months of exclusivity, developers will be free to release their games on PCs or other games consoles”.
Apple Arcade games won’t feature advertisements or microtransactions and every title will be playable offline.
Users will be able to play titles across multiple devices, enabling them to start a game on one platform, then resume their game session on another.
Confirmed Apple Arcade titles include The Chinese Room’s Little Orpheus, Mistwalker’s Fantasian, Revolution Software’s Beyond a Steel Sky, Klei Entertainment’s Hot Lava, Lego Brawls, Sonic Racing, Frogger in Toy Town, and Giant Squid’s The Pathless.
Apple hasn’t yet said how much it will cost to subscribe to Apple Arcade.