Was debating whether to talk about this in GAMES I’M PLAYING or my own little thread but I think the $4.99 subscription service from Apple deserves its own thread. From a value proposition, I think is v good. Grindstone and Mini Motorways are so good and immediately justify the price. As someone that was buying an iOS game every other month, $5 ain’t bad. Those two games specifically are great mobile experiences that I could probably play with M&K input and they would feel good but playing dragging things around feels BETTER.
That said we don’t know what the developer deals are. WORD ON THE STREET is that the payout isn’t great…but I also have no idea so it is tough. They have the type of devs on this that I wouldn’t imagine that everyone is getting a rough deal.
I’m interested in where this platform goes. With the controller input and things like Oceanhorn 2, are they going to lean into some TV-centric experiences that are not at ALL the type of games you associate with Apple products. Will it be a consistent mix of games that are ideal for mobile as well as games that play on your iPhone but are ideal for the Apple TV? I don’t know, I’m incredibly curious. If we get more TV type experienes…I might buy an Apple TV? I’m not smart though. I make bad economic decisions. My wife got me into the iPhone biz but Apple Arcade could get me to take another step.
OKAY, what is everyone’s thoughts on the launch line-up, where do you think this is going?