A bit over three months ago, Apple announced its Arcade game subscription service along with an arrival date sometime in the fall of this year. The company won't be holding back in terms of the service's deployment, with more than 150 countries slated to gain access to the service as part of the rollout while enabling customers to sync games and progress across iOS, macOS, and tvOS devices.
Not to be left out, it appears Google has been working behind the scenes on its own subscription service called "Play Pass", with some fresh information coming courtesy of screenshots provided to Android Police. A blurb captured in one of the screenshots says:
"Explore a curated catalog spanning puzzle games to premium music apps and everything in between. From action hits to puzzles and fitness trackers, with Google Play Pass you unlock access to hundreds of premium apps and games without ads, download fees or in-app purchases."
Since the leak, a Google spokesperson has indeed confirmed that testing of Play Pass is underway. With Android users having been more spendthrift compared to their iOS counterparts according to a 2014 study, it will be interesting to see how well the adoption of Google's subscription service ends up being in the weeks and months after launch. However, if the price it right, users may see the value proposition in Google's offering.