Antstream Arcade, the Retro Gaming Subscription Service, Is Heading to iPhones Next Week
Released Jun. 21st, 2024

Antstream announced on Friday that its subscription service will be available on iPhones and iPads next week.

As spotted by MacRumors, Antstream Arcade will be available on Apple's smartphones and tablets on June 27. MacRumors also pointed out that when the app releases, it will include a promotional discount: $3.99 per month or $29.99 per year before it reverts to its usual pricing of $4.99 per month or $39.99 annually.

Antstream Arcade is a cloud-based gaming subscription service that provides subscribers access to over 1300 retro video games, such as Space Invaders, Asteroids, Sam & Max Hit the Road, Pac-Man, and Metal Slug 2. Antstream previously launched its subscription service on other platforms, including Android, Windows PCs, and even Xbox.

The announcement comes months after Apple announced it was loosening its policies, making it easier for game streaming apps and even retro game emulators to be added to the App Store. Antstream was the first gaming subscription service to launch a dedicated app on the App Store following the revision changes.

While some of the more notable ones include Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now, neither Microsoft nor Nvidia has made an official announcement on when it would release a proper app for either service, requiring users of both to use a web browser still to stream games when playing on an iPhone or iPad.

The announcement of Antstream Arcade for the App Store also comes as an option for those looking to play retro games but may not want to download one of the many gaming emulators like Delta, RetroArch, or PPSSPP. All of these emulators rely on ROMs to play classic video games.

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-- Source: https://www.ign.com/articles/antstream-arcade-ipad-iphone-release-date