Apple selects Swiss games for new subscription service


At the Apple keynote yesterday, the launch of Apple Arcade was announced. The game subscription service will be available on the App Store on Thursday, September 19 with iOS 13. Three Swiss game studios are part of Apple Arcade.


With Apple Arcade users get unlimited access to an entire catalog of over 100 new, exclusive games, all playable across iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Apple TV. Apple Arcade will be available via a new tab on the App Store in more than 150 countries and regions. Apple Arcade games can all be played offline, and a single subscription includes access for up to six family members with Family Sharing. The catalog will exceed 100 games in the coming weeks as new titles are introduced, with more games to come every month. Apple Arcade will be available on September 30 on iPadOS and tvOS 13 and in October on macOS Catalina. Three Swiss game studios have confirmed that Apple has selected them for Apple Arcade: Blindflug Studios, RosieReality and Sunnyside Games. Moritz Zumbühl, CEO of Blindflufg Studios commented in a tweet: “This is a major milestone for us. Thanks to everyone who made this possible. You can't imagine how proud I'm of our team and what we created the last years. Stay tuned for more information.“ Sunnyside Games confirmed that “Towaga: Among Shadows” will be available on Apple Arcade. It is described as an intense single-player action game. “We are so excited to launch Apple Arcade on the App Store. A curated selection of over 100 new and exclusive games from many of the most innovative game developers in the world is the perfect complement to the App Store’s existing massive catalog of games,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. (Press release / SK)