15 games from Apple Arcade will soon be lost

15 games from Apple Arcade will soon be lost

15 games will soon be removed from Apple Arcade, Apple's $5 monthly subscription program for video games. According to TouchArcade, the App Store has a new section at the bottom of the Arcade tab titled "Leaving Arcade Soon," which lists the titles that will be discontinued.

There was no other notification (beyond "soon") about the games' removal when I checked the new area on my iPhone. TouchArcade claims that games have previously left Apple Arcade, but this seems to be the first time Apple has explicitly said which games will be leaving. A request for comment from Apple was not immediately responded with.

Here is the list of games that will be leaving :

  • Atone: Heart of the Elder Tree
  • BattleSky Brigade: Harpooner
  • Cardpocalypse
  • Dead End Job
  • Don’t Bug Me!
  • Dread Nautical
  • EarthNight
  • Explottens
  • Lifeslide
  • Over the Alps
  • Projection: First Light
  • Spelldrifter
  • Spidersaurs
  • Towaga: Among Shadows
  • Various Daylife

For $5 per month, you can access more than 200 games without being disturbed by ads or in-app purchases. The list contains well-known games like Hironobu Sakaguchi's Fantasian as well as Apple Arcade versions of popular App Store classics like Jetpack Joyride and Tiny Wings. Although we don't know whether or when more titles will be deleted in the future, Apple is now communicating that a part of the library will be going, so it seems possible that we could need to get used to more regular departures, similar to services like Xbox Game Pass.

You might want to start playing the games that are leaving sooner rather than later if you've been wanting to check them out.

Source: The Verge