The tech giant Apple is reportedly working on a subscription service for Video games for the App store. Here users can pay to play the list of titles available on the platform. Its workings are just like that of Netflix’s where users pay for a limited time subscription to watch shows, series or cinema movies. Apple had already been talking with game developers in the second half of 2018 and all that talk has borne this result – a gaming subscription service, which will no doubt be a big exciting news for apple users and gamers as well.
However, it is still unclear what the subscription will cost, what games and titles it would offer and what features it would have? The service is still in its early stages of development. In best-case scenario, the company could get additional customer base and the users get to play different titles. In worst- case scenario, the company could abandon the service entirely.
The reports on Cheddar also claim that apple plans to act as a games publisher where it hopes to publish, distribute and control the prices of the games. Apple has always been focused on their software and with the addition of game subscription it surely hopes to get an advantage. Currently the video game subscription market has very few players and with the rise of online multiplayer games like PUBG and Fortnite this step could mean an increase in their user numbers. Mobile e-sports is also booming and gaming companies
are pushing their titles to run on the smartphone platform as well.
Apple has been taking steps in many directions to counter its falling sales and stocks in the market. Due to the battery replacement by its users the sales of the iPhones plummeted and so did the company’s stocks. Reports suggest that Apple has been making new original content to rival Netflix, it is also planning to start a news subscription program and the company is also focusing on Apple music to increase its user base.