Apple unveiled Arcade, a $5/month subscription for mobile games, just over a month ago. We’ve now had some time to evaluate what it looks like, how it operates, and what impact it may have on mobile, mobile gaming, and innovation in the casual games space.
And we’ve seen how Google has jumped in with a similar model.
There’s a lot to like about this kind of service, as anyone who has ever been nickeled and dimed to death playing a “free” mobile game knows. Or whoever’s bought a game that eventually turned out to be awful.