It has been claimed by five different sources in a report by Cheddar that the tech company has entered into discussions with game developers. While it is still in the early planning stages, it would seem that Apple isn’t just interested in starting a subscription service but also possibly teaming up with game developers directly as a publisher. Of course, this would mean that Apple would be more involved in these projects and get a larger cut of the revenue.
We don’t know what the subscription service would look like, or even what games would form part of it’s offering, but, with mobile games forming a large part of the company’s income, it would make sense that they would at least for a start begin with mobile games as a base for the service.
With the success of their other subscription service, Apple Music, it would seem plausible that the company might want to dip more than just their toes into the subscription market.