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For now, Apple Arcade may be the best place for spatial Apple Vision Pro games

Super Fruit Ninja on Apple Vision Pro in Apple Arcade (Source: Apple)

From chess to "Super Fruit Ninja," Apple Arcade is adding a dozen new games designed specifically for the Apple Vision Pro, alongside the existing 250 iPhone and iPad titles.

While Apple concentrated on productivity apps and entertainment experiences for the launch of Apple Vision Pro, there were already many cloud gaming options for the headset. Now Apple has announced 12 brand-new spatial games built natively for the Apple Vision Pro.

"This is just the beginning of a new era in gaming, with players being fully immersed in stunning game worlds," Alex Rofman, Apple's senior director of Apple Arcade, said in a statement, "and interacting with games in their physical environment in amazing new ways."

"We're leading the way in offering players unique spatial games on Apple Arcade that are only possible on Apple Vision Pro," he continued, "and we're excited to bring even more magical spatial gaming experiences to our customers soon."

The new games range from an animated version of chess and multi-player card games, to golf and puzzles using Lego or even embroidery. In each case, players manipulate 3D game pieces and do so in a world that appears right in their living rooms.

Chess through Apple Vision Pro (Source: Apple)
Chess through Apple Vision Pro (Source: Apple)

"We've designed Game Room to provide the most authentic digital game night to date," Tommy Palm, Resolution Games' CEO and founder, said, "with gaming experiences that are practically indistinguishable from their real-world counterparts."

"By reproducing classic gaming pieces that players can interact with in new ways, from playing cards to pawns," he continued, "we're excited to be able to showcase the incredible capability of Apple Vision Pro to deliver lifelike immersion in real-wold environments."

The new spatial games are:

  • Bloons TD 6+
  • Cut the Rope 3
  • Game Room
  • Illustrated
  • Jetpack Joyride 2
  • LEGO Builder's Journey
  • Patterned
  • stitch.
  • Super Fruit Ninja
  • Synth Riders
  • Wylde Flowers

Speaking of rhythm game "Synth Riders," Arturo Perez, CEO of developer Kluge Interactive, said it had been rebuilt "from the ground up to deliver an even more immersive experience."

"For the first time, players will interact with the notes and rails with unique hand tracking and interactive effects that let them feel the music in a whole new way as they lose themselves in the 'flow state' of a perfect combination of movement, visuals, and music," he continued.

Apple has also announced that a native Apple Vision Pro version of "Alto's Odyssey: The Lost City" will be coming soon.