Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman recently revealed how Apple wanted to have a cloud-based gaming service alongside Apple Arcade.
Cloud gaming gives users access to console or computer-like games by displaying the processing power they need in the cloud. Apple was thinking about releasing a service that could rival Google Stadia and the Nvidia GeForce Now, among others.
Apple Arcade works differently because it’s a curated collection of games with no in-app purchases. The App Store policy prevents cloud-based platforms from being available, and the companies use Safari to serve them through a browser and circumvent App Store restrictions.
Gurman believes Apple is still considering building its own cloud-based streaming and introducing it to the public later. For now, Apple enthusiasts will have to make do with Apple Arcade and its “all you can eat” service.
Apple Arcade costs $4.99 per month and can be accessed on Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, and MacBook, among others.