Making good on rumors that have persisted for quite some time, Amazon has announced Luna, a new cloud gaming service that will be available at an unspecified point in the future. It will be available on PC, Mac, Amazon Fire TV, and iPhone and iPad “via web apps,” according to The Verge. An Android version will come later. Those in the United States can “request early access,” (That link also includes a video of the streaming service.) while international plans have yet to be announced. Amazon Web Services (AWS) will of course fuel the service, and it will integrate with Twitch.
During early access, the Luna+ channel will cost an “introductory price” of $5.99 per month, allowing access across two devices simultaneously for 4K resolution gaming at 60 FPS for “select titles.” In total, over 100 games will be available on the Amazon service, with launch titles including Resident Evil 7, Control, Panzer Dragoon, A Plague Tale: Innocence, The Surge 2, Yooka-Laylee, GRID, Abzu, and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The Amazon website additionally mentions to expect “action, adventure, platformer, indie, shooter, RPG, racing, and classic games from Ubisoft, Capcom, 505 Games, and Team 17 — and we’re always adding more.”
Ubisoft will enjoy a special channel on Luna, with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Immortals: Fenyx Rising apparently available in 4K immediately when the channel and the games launch. More special channels are in the works for the service as well. However, from the looks of the Amazon page, it seems that accessing the Ubisoft channel may require a separate payment.
Lastly, those who receive an invitation to the service in early access will have the ability to buy the Luna Controller, which costs $49.99 during this initial period and looks phenomenally similar to a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. However, Xbox One controllers, DualShock 4 controllers, and mouse and keyboard may all be used to play as well.
What do you think of this Amazon game streaming offering?