Today 15 titles were removed from Apple Arcade, after confirmation last month that Apple chose not to renew contracts with its developers.
MacRumors notes that games previously listed as “Leaving Apple Arcade Soon” are now gone, just two weeks after they were first added to the section.
Apple Arcade no more
As noted in July, Apple first added 15 games to its “Leaving Arcade Soon” section without warning, with reports that an “internal source” indicated that this is because Apple has signed three-year deals with a number of developers. who have done so now. Expired. The games removed are:
- ATONE: Heart of the Elder Tree
- dead end mission
- nautical dread
- BattleSky Brigade: Harpooner
- do not bother me!
- Projection: first light
- over the Alps
- Diverse daily life
- Facing: Among the shadows
Unfortunately, if you previously enjoyed these games on Apple Arcade, you will no longer be able to play them through the Apple Game Service. However, there is a possibility that some or all of them will actually return to the App Store as standalone downloads, whether paid or free. Apple says it’s up to the developers as to whether you’ll be able to pick up where you left off and keep any progress you’ve made.
In a support document, Apple says customers can get at least two weeks to play a Leaving Arcade game before it’s removed, however, that seems to be all people get, at least with this first installment. If you try to play an Arcade game that is no longer playable, you will simply receive an error message.
Despite these departing titles, Apple Arcade remains a great way to play some of the best songs without ads and in-app purchases for a very modest fee, and even better value if you include it in your Apple One bundle.
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An Apple Arcade subscription will give you access to some of the best games you can play across Apple’s range of devices – and you can get 3 months free if you haven’t signed up before.