Apple Arcade, LotR – Gollum, No Man’s Sky getting VR

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How is it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer, and this is your Daily Gaming Update for March 26th , 2019. Head over to thegamingobserver.com for links and a transcript of today’s report.

Apple Arcade announced – iOS subscription service for premium titles

Apple has officially added a new platform to the gaming scene called Apple Arcade. This is a new subscription service for iOS devices, much like Xbox Game Pass or Origin Access. They developed it because free to play games thrive on mobile, but quality premium games often struggle to compete, despite being excellent. So they are working with developers to have a monthly cost to access multiple premium titles at once instead. On it’s launch in the fall, it will have over 100 brand new titles, all of which will have no additional paid content or advertisements. They will also all be playable offline. This is a great start, but the success of it will largely come from the price point and the actual quality of the games that are included.

Lord of the Rings – Gollum announced by Daedalic Entertainment

Daedalic Entertainment, the people who made Deponia and The Pillars of the Earth are currently developing a new game called Lord of the Rings – Gollum. This is going to be an action adventure game, but otherwise we don’t have much in terms of information. The team is still two years away from releasing this game, at minimum, so we probably won’t hear about it for a while now. But hopefully they can do the series, and the character, justice.

No Man’s Sky getting VR support for “Beyond” update

It has been revealed that the expansion for No Man’s Sky, which is being called “Beyond”, is adding VR support to the game. As reported on previously, this update also includes major multiplayer additions this summer. I think this is really awesome, to be providing this for free, and I think it’s really going to incentivize people to return to the game if they abandoned it, and they’ll capture the VR audience for the first time.

That’s pretty it for today, it’s been surprisingly slow these past few days. If you like what I’m doing here and want to support the show, perhaps consider leaving me a review on Amazon, it would really mean a lot to me. If you’d like to reach me directly, you are also welcome to send me an email, info@thegamingobserver.com. As always, this update was produced in part by Brandon, who funds the show through Patreon. Thank you very much, have a beautiful day, and Happy Gaming everyone!

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