Apple Arcade is Apple’s solution to mobile gaming’s biggest obstacle: no one wants to pay for individual games, but the frequent micro-transactions are equally painful. Five dollars per month for a large library of ad-free games are not Pay-to-win sounds a lot more delicious. That is, until your favorite Apple Arcade games disappear from the service.
According to Apple, there are over 200 games available on Apple Arcade, which gives you a lot of options for five bucks. Unfortunately, 15 of those games are now gone. The titles removed were all veterans of Apple Arcade that appeared on the platform long ago, meaning the contracts for each have expired.
15 games just disappeared from Apple Arcade
Here are 15 games that are no longer part of Apple Arcade:
- Atonement: Heart of the Big Tree
- Batalsky Brigade: Harpooner
- dead-end job
- don’t bug me!
- dread nautical
- over the alps
- Projection: First Light
- Towaga: Among the shadows
- different daily life
If you try to download these games today, you won’t be able to. However, any games already downloaded to your device will remain playable for up to two weeks before being removed. This means that you can expect to enjoy dead-end job, over the alpsAnd dread nautical Until Tuesday, August 16.
How to know when games are leaving Apple Arcade
If you have been taken aback by this news, you are not alone. Apple did Let subscribers know that these 15 games were on the chopping block, but the company could have been a little more explicit about it. Instead of presenting an alert when you first open Apple Arcade or sending a notification to let you know, Apple decided to add a new “Leaving Arcade” section just in the Arcade tab in the App Store.
This isn’t necessarily a bad way to tell people about the titles leaving the service, but here’s the kicker: it’s here. below Arcade Tab. To know when Apple Arcade is losing a game (or to know that losing an Apple Arcade game is one thing), you need to regularly scroll to the very end of the Arcade tab.
There’s currently no word on what the next batch of games will break with Apple Arcade, or when it will. Presumably, they’ll be titles released closer to the service’s debut, but we won’t know until we see which ones listed in “Leaving Apple Arcade” air.
So, it’s a good strategy to check this section frequently – and if you see a title in the list that you want to play, download it immediately. You don’t need to play it right away, but once Apple removes it from Arcade, you’ll absolutely lose the ability to download it, and you don’t want to miss your chance to experience it during those last, fleeting moments. two weeks.