Apple Arcade launches for Mac users ahead of macOS Catalina

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After releasing macOS Catalina GM to developers yesterday, Apple has officially launched Apple Arcade for Macs that will receive Catalina as early as next week. Here’s everything you need to know.

Apple Arcade is Apple’s new gaming subscription service that, for $4.99/month, users can play a wide assortment of Apple Arcade exclusive games. Apple promises that by the end of the year, Apple Arcade will feature over 100 games to choose from.

Apple Arcade works across all your devices: From iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac, running iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, and macOS Catalina.

Apple Arcade for iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS users already launched in September. For those users, all your data is saved to the iCloud, so you can pick up where you left off on any device your Apple ID is signed in.

For users currently running macOS Catalina GM, you can head to the Mac App Store and click on Apple Arcade. If you want a familiar gaming experience across these devices, you can pair either a Playstation Dualshock 4 or Xbox One controller for an improved gaming experience.

It was rumored that Apple would release macOS Catalina to the public today, but that clearly did not happen. It’s expected to launch sometime this month, but as early as next week. Apple typically pushes new software updates on Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s.

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