If you have no plans for this weekend, Apple has something for you. The company announced on Friday a major expansion of its Apple Arcade service, adding over 30 new and classic games, as well as a couple of new game categories to help you peruse the library that now includes over 180 titles.
This is the first time Apple has allowed games to exist in both the App Store and Apple Arcade and represents and major concession for the service. The games still don’t allow in-app purchases but otherwise offer the same gameplay and experience despite having a separate entry in the store.
SongPop Party: A music trivia game where you can test your knowledge of modern day hits and cult slassics with online opponents.
Star Trek: Legends: Control a team made up of Spock, Jean-Luc Piccard, Worf, and more of your favorite Star Trek characters as you discover new worlds.
The Oregon Trail: This classic about 19th-century pioneer life on the Oregon Trail gets a “modern twist.”
Apple Arcade is a gaming subscription service available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. The company curates the Apple Arcade library for quality and the games have no in-app purchases. The service costs $4.99 per month or you can pay an annual fee of $49.99. It’s also available as part of the Apple One subscription bundles. Learn more about Apple Arcade in our FAQ.
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