According to the press release, Apple Arcade provides breakthrough, unique benefits that players love:
- No ads
- No in-app purchases
- Support for Apple’s high user privacy standards
- All-in-one subscription offer with access for up to six family members
Aside from the new exclusive Arcade Originals, including “NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition,” “Star Trek: Legends,” “Cut the Rope Remastered” and “The Oregon Trail, the service is debuting two new game categories: App Store Greats and Timeless Classics.
Arcade Originals can be played on iPad, iPhone, Mac and Apple TV.
App Store Greats and Timeless Classics are available on iPad and iPhone.
Timeless Classics includes universally loved, classic genres with titles such as: Backgammon, Chess – Play & Learn, and Good Sudoku by Zach Gage. Meanwhile, the App Store Greats offers some of the best award-winning games from the App Store to Apple Arcade, including Fruit Ninja Classic, Mini Metro and Threes!, all fully unlocked and ad-free. Thanks to these two new categories joining Arcade Originals, the service’s catalog now has more than 180 outstanding games for the entire family to enjoy at a great value, with no additional in-app purchases and without any ads.
Apple Arcade is included as part of Apple One or it can be availed for an affordable monthly subscription of $4.99 with a one-month free trial.
Apple’s App Store Vice President Matt Fischer said, “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.
“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 brand new games made exclusively for Arcade like ‘NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition,’ ‘Star Trek: Legends,’ and ‘The Oregon Trail,’ all-time App Store favorites like ‘Monument Valley’ and ‘Threes!,’ or traditional games like ‘Chess’ and ‘Solitaire,’ we have an incredible variety of game play experiences for everyone.”