• Mon. Oct 19th, 2020

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Amazon Announces Streaming Gaming Service Luna

At its 2020 hardware event, Amazon launched a cloud gaming platform called Luna. With this move, Google’s Stadia and Microsft’s xCloud get their new competitor in the cloud gaming field.

Users of Luna will be able to stream games wirelessly without downloading them and PC, Mac, Fire TV, and iOS, with an Android version planned for after launch. The introductory price will be $5.99 per month with early access and which gives subscribers the ability to play Luna Plus channel games across two devices simultaneously and offers 4K / 60fps resolution.

Amazon says more than 100 games will be available via the Luna Plus channel, and launch titles include Resident Evil 7, Control, Panzer Dragoon, A Plague Tale: Innocence, The Surge 2, Yooka-Laylee, GRID, Abzu, and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Amazon says more titles will be added: “over time.” The company has also partnered with Ubisoft for a specific “gaming channel.” Amazon describes the gaming channel: “Players who subscribe to this channel will have access to their favorite Ubisoft titles in up to 4K resolution, mobile gameplay, and access to new titles when the channel launches like Assassins Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Immortals Fenyx Rising the same day they release. This is the first of multiple Luna game channels in development, where customers can play games from their favorite publishers and genres.”

Amazon also announced its own Alexa-enabled Luna Controller that connects directly to the service to reduce latency. The controller will go for $49.99 during the early access period, but players always have the option to play with a mouse and keyboard or a Bluetooth controller.

Amazon will also feature Twitch integration with Luna, which will allow gamers to dive right into the games they just saw their favorite streamers playing.

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