A few days before its scheduled launch on September 19, Apple Arcade is now live and accepts subscriptions from Apple's iOS 13 beta program participants. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman tweeted that Apple's game service, which unlocks access to dozens of ad-free games for a monthly fee, was up and running. Many others have access to devices registered for the iOS 13 public beta.
Subscriptions appear to be successfully processed, including the one-month free trial Apple has promised, and games can be instantly downloaded and played. There are over 50 titles available for start.
The Verge has turned to Apple for details on whether this early debut is intended for beta customers, and to confirm that Apple Arcade remains available to those who see it now. The company today released a press release on Apple Arcade, and Apple manager Phil Schiller tweeted on it, so this does not seem to be a coincidence. However, there is no mention in the Apple release that the beta test service is available ahead of time.
Apple Arcade works on all iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac computers, so subscribers can pick up where they left off. All titles offered through the service will not include ads or in-app purchases. You can determine if you have been granted access by opening the App Store and selecting the Arcade tab. In the previous message about Apple Arcade, which will be released soon, you should now see "Try it free".