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Video Game News: Apple to launch gaming subscription service

Greg Bush
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143   //    29 Jan 2019, 08:27 IST

Apple is branching out into the gaming marketplace and could bring users a unique service
Apple is branching out into the gaming marketplace and could bring users a unique service

It seems tech giant Apple has decided to throw their hat into the ring when it comes to gaming. Cheddar has reported that the company has been privately discussing a subscription service for gaming, similar to Netflix in a way.

The site stated that Apple wants to set up a service that would allow players to pay a subscription fee to access a set amount of games. For the moment, nothing is official, as the idea is only in its early stages. However, it's also worth noting that Apple is also working on partnering with other developers, looking to get into publishing games itself.

With Steam facing competition from others like Epic Games, it's not entirely shocking to see a bigger company attempt to jump into the fray. After all, if there's a corporation that could make this work, Apple's one of the few. And with the Esports market continuing to rise, it's not exactly surprising to see them try to cash in on it now.

It's not only that, though. Along with consoles like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and the PC gaming market, mobile gaming continues its seemingly never-ending trajectory upwards. With Apple being the go-to company for cellular devices, it seems like a no brainer for the creator of the iPhone to jump head first into the mobile gaming world, especially as a publisher.

We've already seen reports of other companies, like Amazon and Verizon, looking to branch out into game streaming services. Whoever gets their service off the ground first will likely lead the market. 


Would you be interested in this supposed gaming service? How much would you pay monthly for a Netflix-style library of games? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to stick to Sportskeeda for all of your gaming news!

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