O Google Play Pass wants to be a version of Apple Arcade, but for Android: this is a $ 4.99 monthly subscription that offers access to paid apps and games like Stardew Valley, Monument Valley, Limbo, among others. The company confirmed that the service is being tested among some users.
O Android Police received confirmation from Google that the Play Pass is currently being tested; the company does not disclose further details, such as the release date and the countries in which it will be available. The price is currently $ 4.99 per month, which may change in the future; there is also mention of a family plan.
An information page explains the service: “explore a selected catalog that includes puzzle games, premium music apps and everything in between. From action games to puzzles and fitness monitors, with Google Play Pass you unlock access to hundreds of apps and premium games without ads, download costs or in-app purchases ”.
Yes, Play Pass promises to unlock in-app purchases that would normally incur an additional charge. That is, you probably won’t have to subscribe to the service and make more payments within the app.
Google highlights Play Pass subscription games
Google says the Play Pass includes apps and games, but the highlight is certainly games. In the screenshots, you can see Monument Valley, Life is Strange, Limbo, Stardew Valley, Terraria, Old Man’s Journey, Marvel Pinball, Mini Metro, Threes, Ticket to Ride, among others.
It is a strategy similar to the Apple Arcade, which should be launched in the last quarter of 2019. The service promises more than 100 exclusive games for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV; they will come without ads and without in-app purchases. This initiative is supported by several producers, including Konami, Sega, Lego, ustwo games (from Monument Valley) and Cartoon Network.
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With information: Android Police.