Apple explains what happens when games leave its Apple Arcade gaming service

Earlier this week it was reported that Apple Arcade will be losing 15 games in the near future. Now Apple has published a new support document that clarifies what happens when games are removed from its Apple Arcade subscription service.

From the support doc: Games might sometimes leave Apple Arcade. If you download a game before it leaves Arcade, you can play the game for at least two weeks after. If you try to launch an Arcade game that is no longer playable, you receive a No Longer Available message.

After a game leaves Arcade, the game developer might choose to make their game available on the App Store. These games might vary from the Arcade version. If the developer makes their game available on the App Store and allows you to load your saved progress, you can pick up where you left off in the Arcade version.

The departing games are: Projection: First Light; Lifeslide; Various Daylife; Atone: Heart of the Elder Tree; Over the Alps; Dread Nautical; Cardpocalypse; Towaga: Among Shadows; Dead End Job: Don’t Bug Me!; Spelldrifter; Spidersaurs; Expolottens; and BattleSky Brigade: Harpooner.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.