As anticipated, Amazon has finally entered the cloud gaming market with its new service namely Luna. Well, Luna will be a part of Amazon Web Services, and initially its available for early access in the USA. Similar to every other cloud gaming service in existence like Google Stadia, Luna functions as a subscription-based service. Depending on your subscription tier you can access a particular library of games.
Moreover, Amazon has also introduced channels. Every channel is dedicated to a particular game publisher. After subscribing to a channel you can play every single title from the publisher. For instance, if you subscribed to the Ubisoft channel you will be able to play titles like Assassins Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Immortals Fenyx Rising.
After the launch, Ubisoft senior vice president of partnerships Chris Early stated that “We’re proud to be working alongside Amazon on Luna, utilizing the power of cloud gaming to provide our players with another way to access our games, wherever they are.” In this article, we have shared everything you need to know about the Amazon Luna cloud gaming service.
Amazon Luna Cloud Gaming Service: Pricing And Features
The subscription to the Luna+ game channel will cost users $5.99/per month. In comparison to Google Stadia, Luna is around $4 cheaper. With the Luna+ channel, users can play for unlimited hours. Presently limited to 1080p/60fps the gaming service will soon offer 4k/60fps gameplay.
Furthermore, the library of games in Luna+ is expected to increase in the upcoming months. The channel will also allow users to stream on two devices at once. For a flawless gaming experience, Amazon recommends a minimum internet speed of 10mbps for 1080p streaming and 35mbps for streaming games at 4K.
As you might know, Amazon owns and operates Twitch. As a result, Luna will be soon integrated with Twitch and users will be able to stream their gameplay on Twitch using Luna. In addition to the cloud gaming service, Amazon has also introduced the Luna controller using which you can instantly trigger Alexa. Initially, the service will be available for Fire TV, PC, and Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Support for Android devices will be added later down the road.
Commenting on the announcement, Marc Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Entertainment Devices and Services said:
“We created Luna to make it easy to play great games on the devices customers already own and love. It’s Day One for Luna—we are excited to work with gamers, streamers, and publishers like Ubisoft and Remedy Entertainment to build a great gaming experience for everyone.”
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