Apple’s six-month old video embedded over the page still holds a few secrets.
The ever-diligent Stewie from MrMacRight, following all things that combine Apple and gaming, has done some digging. According to his sources, the screenshots over the page – pulled from Apple’s teaser video of Apple Arcade released in March this year – show very brief blink-and-you’ll-miss-them glimpses of some upcoming games.
There’s currently 84 games available to play right now on Apple’s subscription gaming service, and judging from the pattern forming over the last few weekends, more will land in a couple of days time, and the weekend after that, and so on, until we have more than 100.
That’s a lot of games.
It’s human nature to crane our necks and try to see what’s over the horizon. It’s not enough to enjoy what we have right now – we need to know what’s next, what we can look forward to.
So let’s open the vault and sneak a peak at what’s inside.
You know you want to.
As the first few seconds of the video roll, we literally have a vault opening. Symbolic much?
The Chinese Room is behind previous hits Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – adventure games with an emphasis on moody atmosphere and strong narrative.
Little Orpheus seems to fit within the studio’s oeuvre, based on the team’s description as “a pocket-epic in glorious technicolour.”
21 seconds into Apple’s teaser we see the above, identified by MrMacRight as Box Project from Aquiris Game Studio. ATVG is assuming that “Box Project” is a working title, and based on the three seconds of footage in the video, it looks like it might be an action-RPG? Maybe?? Nice grass.
Third and finally, we have Enter The Construct from Directive Games.
At 33 seconds into the video, the above happens. It’s not much to go on, but apparently it’s an FPS from a studio known for showcasing augmented reality experiences live on stage at Apple’s past events.
ATVG posted a story not long ago wondering about the lack of any FPS games on Apple Arcade, and with Directive Games powering its games with proprietary MMO backend technology – dubbed Kaleo – maybe Enter The Construct will show up to fill this hole.
Okay. Shut the vault!
I know, it’s not much to go on, but you’ve got to admit, not knowing everything is part of the fun. And sometimes the less you know, the bigger the reveal.
The video in its entirety is right here below, so check out the few seconds mentioned above for those glimpses, and we’ll see you on the other side.
If you’re new to The Apple TV Gaming Blog (ATVG), or just new to Apple TV gaming in general, or both, then the best place to get acquainted is our Best Apple TV games of 2018 article. You’ll find a great collection of games to play, and a bunch of useful links to our previous site content. Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.