Apple Arcade announced yesterday that it will soon be adding three classic iOS games: Angry Birds, Alto’s Odyssey, and Doodle God. With this new approach to the platform, are you playing more arcade games? If so, on which platforms?
In April, when Apple announced that over 30 classic iOS games were coming to Apple Arcade, alongside FANTASIAN, I wrote that the platform had gone from a potential flop to a likely success. Here is what I said then:
If Apple didn’t know how to continue with Apple Arcade, it just found the right strategy: the iOS classics. I can’t wait for Apple to bring even more classic games, such as Angry Birds and, who knows, maybe the Infinite Blade trilogy.
With this new approach, Apple is making people rethink the Apple One subscription to enjoy iCloud, Apple TV +, Apple Music, and Arcade in one subscription.
Of course, Apple didn’t bring the Infinite Blade trilogy and probably won’t since the franchise is owned by Epic, but Angry Birds: Reloaded is just around the corner. The point is, I thought these new classic games would make me play more Apple Arcade games, and they didn’t.
In a survey of our readers, I am in the minority. Over 40% of them said they were already subscribed to Apple Arcade and were playing even more games after the classic iOS games were announced.
Although I subscribed to Apple Arcade before Apple One, over the past few months I have played fewer and fewer games. Again, I think the new Angry Birds and Alto’s Odyssey games will surely make me use the platform more. But will they?
Another question I want to ask our readers is, what platform do you usually play Apple Arcade games on? I still play them on iPhone and sometimes on iPad. I tried to play on Apple TV 4K and Mac before but didn’t like it at all. Unlike Apple Arcade exclusive titles, not all classic games are available on all Apple platforms.
With Apple TV now supporting PlayStation and Xbox controllers, are you playing more Apple Arcade games on the TV? Do M1 Macs improve the experience? Vote in the poll and tell us in the comment section below.
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