Apple Arcade, which launched recently, rides the trend of video games played by subscribers instead of purchased as downloads or disks, and its $4.99 monthly price could wind up boosting the ranks of players.
Apple Arcade might expand the market overall and attract many new players that haven’t yet been drawn to paying for content on mobile. It differs from rivals by offering unlimited access for a flat monthly price. It’s uninterrupted by ads or the hawking of virtual goods.
The service is certainly different from free-to-play, so this is definitely something the Middle East audience can look forward to.