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  1. psj3809

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    What do people think ? Could be a great move. No IAPs. Offline playing

    I easily spend more than £10 a month on iOS games

    My key thing is what happens when you stop subscribing. Presume you lose all the games as otherwise someone could sign up for one month and then download all ‘100’ games or how many there are

    If I sign up and ‘dev A’ pulls his games as he’s not getting enough money from Apple I presume I lose them all?

    Still I admit I’m tempted as I want premium games not the freemium hell ones

    Exciting times ahead. Hope we still get premium priced games I can buy as well as surely Apple won’t say yes to every single dev out there. Sounds like this might be the cream if the crop only and not overcrowd it with average games
     
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  2. squarezero

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    I expect that it will be like Apple Music but you will have to download rather than stream the games. That would mean that you will have access to the games only while paying the subscription. I would be very surprised if Apple gives a dev the ability to pull the game from the service once it’s in there, though. At the very least, it should continue to be playable to anyone who has already downloaded it.

    Apple is saying that the game will not be available in other “platforms or subscription services,” which doesn’t preclude them being available for straight-up sale in the App Store. Regardless, after Apple Music, I’m a convert to subscription services like this, especially if they provide a viable path to premium experiences on the platform. Looking forward to learning more about in the coming months.
     
  3. JasonLL

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    #3 JasonLL, Mar 26, 2019
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    Could be very exciting times ahead for iOS gaming if Apple stays interested in the service which means making sure there are numerous titles to look forward to at all times. I just worry about a Apple gaming service once the luster wears off. We all know Apple can give a great presentation, a great first impression, although their follow through can be hit or miss.

    I definitely will try out the service and hope for the best. Many have been saying subscription and service based gaming is the future and this could be a big first step for the iOS gaming platform.
     
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    Hope that after a certain time,they do appear in store because subscriptions are way too expensive
     
  6. psj3809

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    Yeah good point. I'll be happy to do this and then try all the games adn the ones i really want with my mild app OCD i'll buy it so then i'll always have it (until the 128 bit app-pocalypse in 2030 !).

    Could be great, really hope it is. As someone whos moaned about freemium tons this is nearly exactly what i want. Just old skool games no IAP's or online crap. Just games games games
     
  7. psj3809

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    Really ? Its like the price of one premium game a month ! IF its $9.99 thats so cheap. in the UK it'll be £9.99 so its dearer.

    But 9.99 is cheap !!! This is why we get so much freemium stuff, people faint at a 9.99 cost !
     
  8. Ferulci

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    More than excited as a player and a developer.
     
  9. Dankrio

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    I am very excited. Looking forward to premium experiences on iOS, even if takes a monthly subscription. After all, games are my main hobby.

    If things go right, we don't have to worry about new OS breaking games anymore and other annoying things. IF Apple does it right, of course. Imagine the possibilities of financial backing to dev high budget games that we can play anywhere.
     

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