Apple plans to launch a subscription service for games like Netflix, to boost its growing Services business. This means it will ask users to pay regular subscription fee for a game.
Why gaming service subscription service?
With iPhone sales slowing down, Apple plans to enter gaming subscription and open new avenues for revenue stream. This step will help Apple grow its service business to $50 billion by 2020.
What will be the subscription service like?
The subscription service would be similar to Netflix-for-games. This means users will have to pay monthly fee to access a bundled list of some of the best game titles for iPhone and iPad.
How much the service will cost and what kind of games will it offer?
It’s unclear how much Apple’s gaming service would cost or how it would work for developers and gamers. Development of the service is supposedly in the early stages, so the company can decide about it later. Also, what kind of games Apple will offer is still unclear.
How will this service help?
With this subscription service, the company could entice developers to create exclusive games for the service. Moreover, it could also strike exclusive game deals that would make popular titles available to only Apple game subscribers.
When will Apple launch gaming service?
There is no hint about when Apple’s gaming service could launch. Apart from this, Apple is also rumored to be making a news magazine subscription service and TV streaming service with a ton of original TV shows that are currently in development.