Published: Wed, September 11, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Google officially announces its Apple Arcade-rival Play Pass is 'coming soon'

Google officially announces its Apple Arcade-rival Play Pass is 'coming soon'

It was then reported on by Android Police earlier this year, when Google started testing it with a select group of users. The screenshots show that that the "Play Pass" will give you access to a curated catalog of premium apps including music apps, fitness trackers and games for $5 a month no ads and in-app purchases to be unlocked. In India, Google will allow users to pay via United Payment Interface (UPI) while purchasing apps and games on Google Play Store as well as for in-app content buys. Apple also confirmed the 31 different games that will be offered with the subscription service.

"We are so excited to launch Apple Arcade on the App Store".

Other initial titles include Bandai Namco's "Pac-Man Party Royale", a new installment in the classic franchise featuring a four-player battle mode; Gameloft's "Ballistic Baseball" arcade baseball game; Sega's "ChuChu Rocket!"

Screenshots Courtesy XDA
Screenshots Courtesy XDA

At that time when the screenshot was posted the subscription was priced at $4.99/month, and the subscription covered both the games and apps. The service, which was first tipped to be in the works last year, looks similar to Apple Arcade that was announced earlier this year to let Apple users access premium apps and games by paying a certain subscription amount.

If you have any of the apps that have been listed, we recommend that you delete them immediately. "We've joined forces with the world's most innovative game developers to push the boundaries of what's possible to tell you all about Apple Arcade", said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Google usually holds an event during October, so hopefully, the Play Pass will likely be announced there.

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