Crossy Road+ hops into Apple Arcade this Friday, October 8

Crossy Road
Crossy Road (Image credit: Hipster Whale)

What you need to know

  • Crossy Road is coming to Apple Arcade with the Crossy Road+ title.
  • Crossy Road+ will be available for download from Friday, October 8.
  • The re-released game will be playable on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

Crossy Road was already a hugely popular game and drove a ton of App Store downloads. Now it's set to do it again when a re-imagined version, dubbed Crossy Road+, hops onto Apple Arcade on Friday, October 8.

The new game will be the same as the old one but with all in-app purchases ripped out — just like all Apple Arcade titles. It's likely that's what developer Hipster Whale means when it says the title has been "re-imagined for Apple Arcade," but we'll have to wait and see if there are more surprises in store.

While the title is now available for people to pre-register for their download, it's fair to say that the App Store description is lacking. Here's what Hipster Whale is saying so far.

Hop back into the adventure with Crossy Road® re-imagined for Apple Arcade.Join Crossy Chicken to collect all the characters & discover CROSSY ROAD park.

Hopefully that'll be fleshed out a bit before the title hits the App Store proper this Friday!

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.