The Apple Arcade developer community continues to grow.
What you need to know
- Apple Arcade is now featuring titles from at least 92 developers
- Apple originally listed 35 developers when Apple Arcade was announced
- Apple Arcade launches on September 19th for $4.99 a month in 150 countries
On Tuesday at Apple’s September event, Tim Cook and team unveiled the new 7th generation iPad, Apple Watch Series 5, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and announced Apple TV+ pricing and launch date. It also went into more details about Apple Arcade, its new gaming service that will feature over 100 exclusive games at launch and work across all of Apple’s devices like iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.
Reported by AppleInsider, Apple has largely increased the number of developers that are making games for Apple Arcade, or at least is just now revealing who exactly there are.
When Apple Arcade was originally announced at Apple’s March Services event, one of the slides shown at the keynote featured 35 developers who had signed on to develop titles for the service. Some of the notable studios at the time included Disney, Sega, Lego, Konami, Cartoon Network, and Gameloft.
On Tuesday, Apple put up a new slide listing its developers who were creating titles for Apple Arcade, and this time the developer count has almost tripled. The slide now showed not only 92 developers but some additional bigger names in the industry such as Capcom, Square Enix, and Ubisoft.
This new slide does not necessarily mean that Apple has suddenly tripled its developer count for Apple Arcade in 6 months. It is more likely that the company has been in talks with a number of these studios for a long time and both sides had finalized whatever was needed to make the partnership public and ready for Apple Arcade’s launch.
Apple Arcade launches on September 19th for $4.99 a month in 150 countries.