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Apple Arcade service expands with more than 30 new games

Martyn Landi, PA Technology Correspondent
·1-min read

More than 30 games have been added to Apple’s gaming platform in a major update to the service.

NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition, Star Trek Legends and The Oregon Trail are among the new titles being added to Apple Arcade, taking its library to more than 180 games.

Apple Arcade is the tech giant’s subscription-based game service, where for £4.99 a month players gain access to a library of mobile games on their Apple device, with no adverts or extra in-app purchases required.

Launched in 2019, the service has become the home of a number of exclusive mobile games as well as popular downloads first found on the App Store.

A bitmoji looking at a Macbook screen
A bitmoji looking at a Macbook screen (Apple/PA)

With the latest update, the Arcade library has now more than doubled since the service went live in September 2019.

Alongside the new titles, Apple announced the introduction of two new game categories; Timeless Classics and App Store Greats.

“In its inaugural year, Apple Arcade won over media critics and fans for its creativity, diverse portfolio, and commitment to players’ privacy, providing a safe gaming service to enjoy with family and friends,” Matt Fischer, vice president of the App Store, said.

“Today we’re launching our biggest expansion since the service debuted, now offering more than 180 great games that include new Arcade Originals, Timeless Classics, and App Store Greats.

“Whether it’s a brand new Star Trek game, a new version of the legendary Oregon Trail, all-time App Store favourites like Monument Valley and Threes!, or traditional games like Backgammon, we have an incredible variety of gameplay experiences for everyone.”