I’ve always been a big Apple guy – hell, I worked for them for half a decade. But one thing Apple’s always struggled with is their presence in the gaming industry.
Sure, Apple Arcade is a phenomenal option for those who love to game on their iOS devices, and their partnerships with huge developers and publishers are LEAGUES (wink) better than how things used to be – there’s still quite a long way to go.
Today’s Apple Event brought us a ton of new announcements, however. HomePod Mini and iPhone 12 were the main focal points, but during the opening minutes of the presentation – Hans Vestberg (CEO of Verizon) took the stage. Hans teased a partnership between Apple, Verizon, and a “big gaming company”, and it looks like now we know who that is.
League of Legends: Wild Rift is coming to iOS with the new iPhone 12. The world’s most popular PC game is coming to an Apple device, powered by 5G. You fucking love to see it.
In an App Store FLOODED with League clones, Apple said “fuck it” and struck a deal with one of the biggest developers in the game and brought Wild Rift to iPhone. To quote a famous prophet: There are those who said this day would never come. What are they to say now?
What do you think of this partnership? Is Apple finally becoming a trusted member of the gaming world that can truly be taken seriously? Sound off in the comments or in our mentions at @WickedGoodGames on Twitter.