Apple has considered cloud gaming services alongside Apple Arcade, the report said

Apple seems to have been considering launching a cloud gaming service with its gaming platform, Apple Arcade. Apple seems to have withdrawn those plans.

In the post-game Q & A section of Mark Gurman’s Power-on Newsletter for Bloomberg (the story is behind Paywall), one of his readers asked if Apple has plans for a cloud gaming service. I asked. “In the past, the company had internal discussions about the prospects for launching such a service,” he said.

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According to Garman, Apple has a unique position in the gaming space by relying on titles that can run on native devices rather than streaming from the cloud. Cloud-based games offer a broader selection of games than the more carefully curated selection Apple Arcade has, creating an “open buffet” Netflix-style experience.

Here’s how Apple separates itself from other players such as Nvidia’s GeForce and Google Stadia. However, Apple does not allow competitors to participate in the Apple Arcade through the App Store. “According to the company, it’s not because it’s a competitor, but simply because it doesn’t allow all-you-can-eat cloud gaming services on the device,” Garman explains.

Currently, Apple Arcade has several notable titles such as Mistwalker’s Fantasian and PlatinumGames’ World of Demons. Recently, Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls has returned to mobile devices exclusively for Apple Arcade after being excluded from other storefronts for a year.

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