Apple pouring a fortune into original games — Financial Times

Remigio Civitarese
Aprile 17, 2019

Sources speaking with the Financial Times revealed that numerous games are set to have budgets in the millions, but a keen-eyed industry insider might notice that budgets for larger triple-A titles can range as high as $200 million alone.

Apple is understood to be spending hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire titles for its Arcade video game streaming service. More interesting however is that Apple is not preventing these developers from releasing their games on platforms such as the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch.

The Financial Times report that Apple up-front investment in gaming venture could become a multibillion dollar service for the company within few years.

It sounds promising, but clearly Apple needs a strong game portfolio for Arcade to be successful. The partnerships announced so far all come from developers with established track records in mobile gaming, many of whom have already released hit titles on the App Store.

Apple Arcade without any confirmation date for unveiling is still considered as victor despite the fact that its full launch lineup will reveal is true face when undergo the first true test.

The analysts are basing this on the presumption of the platform reaching 29 million subscribers paying $12.99 per month by 2024. People aren't willing to pay good money for mobile games when there about a million free-to-play games available.

The service runs on 'any screen type, ' ditching the traditional console. If all of that holds true, it may be a result of passivity vs. activity - with TV shows, of course, you watch to unwind, while gaming is a much more active, less passive, endeavor.

Google debuted its new gaming service and a new Google-branded controller. Each game will sync between devices to allow players to pick-up where they left off.

Stadia supports up to 4K resolution with HDR color at 60 frames per second and could soon support up to 8K resolution at up to 120-plus frames per second. Last month, Apple announced that the Apple Arcade will go live later this year.

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