Apple is spending around $500 million on more than 100 games to debut this fall with its Apple Arcade game service, reports the Financial Times (a subscription is required to read the article).
The article says that the tech giant is offering game publishers extra incentives if they agree to exclusivity windows, restricting new releases to Arcade for a few months before wide distribution on rival platforms. The strategy should continue once Arcade launches, as Apple promised the platform will net new and exclusive games on a regular basis.
Last month announced Apple Arcade, a game subscription service that will feature over 100 new and exclusive games, including original releases. The games can be played on Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs. You can start a game on one device and continue it on another. Pricing hasn’t been announced.