Apple Arcade doesn't break new ground or challenge the norm. Apple Arcade is looking like it will be a forgotten afterthought by Q1 of 2020.
Why are you comparing Apple Arcade to Gamepass? They’re aiming at two completely different demographics.
Game service vs. game service why wouldn't they be compared, the demographic is gamers.
Console/ PC Games vs mobiles I think the consoles at are a severe advantage. If we follow your argument why don't we compare Spotify to gamepass
@Profchaos The question was asked why are they being compared not who is at an advantage or disadvantage. We don't compare those because one is a gaming service and the other is for music.
Weird. Gizmodo and Engadget actually said the exact opposite. Don’t think it’s really fair to compare Apple Arcade to game pass either. Two entirely different goals and different demographics.
Looked like crap from day one. More Apple promoted shovelware.
“Apple Arcade doesn't break new ground or challenge the norm” What new ground did you want it to break? It is a game rental service just like Gamepass. The only difference is it is cheaper in price as it is for smaller games. Seriously, some people nitpick just for the sake of it.
It does not you troll.
Why is everyone defending apple arcade so hard? It really looks like crap. How many of you will be paying $5 a month for Apple Arcade?
Why is it crap? Care to explain? And on that note, have you seen the games on offer?
The games shown in the article look crap
The service doesn't look that bad. I don't game on my iPad that much anymore but my mum does - I bet she'd be interested in trying it out for a few months (she used to be signed up to that Big Fish via their service which gave them a game every few weeks). Not read the article but based on other peoples comments, they're comparing it to GamePass, why? Gamepass is a service for PC and Xbox which retails at 15 dollars (not counting the countless discounts in order to boost their numbers so they can quote them and act like it's an achievement). This is a service for iDevice users who may only play a few games casually on their phone or pad, for 5 dollars. That's two completely different demographics there. We all know Xbox wants to entice the casual gamer to pay to rent an Xbox one S via XCloud and then also pay for a GamePass subscription - but they won't. Casual gamers who casually play on their phones enjoy playing casual games they can casually play on their phones. This is giving those people access to a bunch of games which would usually retail at around 1-10 dollars each, free of microtransactions, free of in-app purchases and free of adverts. Jump back to GamePas s- charging more and their games are littered with MTs to try and make up the fact most people have paid pennies for the service. Basically, you've compared apples to oranges and don't quite understand just how different they are - some people like apples, some like oranges, most won't swap to the other if that's their favourite fruit...
"Jump back to GamePas s- charging more and their games are littered with MTs to try and make up the fact most people have paid pennies for the service" it charge 10$ more but games it has are mostly 30-60$. which is alot more value thn arcade can ever do.
You're missing the point. Apple Arcade has its own audience. The mobile phone gaming business pulls in a lot more revenue than Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft combined. Why do you think Phil keeps going on about 2bn gamers - that's because that's the number quoted who play games on mobile devices. For a number of people, a lot more than those signed up to GamePass, Apple Arcade is great value. Over 100 games which they can download and play, rotate between and not have to worry about ads or microtransactions. Plus, a lot of the games were made for the launch of the service and are full games, such as Oceanhorn 2. Nobody is denying that GamePass is a good deal for the consumer, but people are failing to see that Apple Arcade isn't targetting those people, it doesn't have to. Just because you like one thing, it doesn't mean someone who likes and finds value in something else is wrong.
I don't agree with this article at all. While big pc, console games going mobile style - micro transaction route is bad, mobile games going from that model to a full experience without ads is good. For 5$ a month you have something decent to play on an iPad, and service will improve in time.
I mean, it's Apple, what were you expecting?
When most of your team only knows how to design Macs, Iphones, Ipads of course your service will look like crap.
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