Cloud gaming services seems to be the new industry that every company wants to jump into. With Google and Microsoft already into the market, it seems like Amazon is also ready to have their market share. Just like Google Stadia and Microsoft’s xCloud gaming platform, Amazon has recently announced its new cloud gaming service called Luna. Although it was already rumored that Amazon was working on similar services since last year, they have finally announced the finished product.
The company has made it clear that the services will be available to PC, Mac, Fire TV, and iPhone and iPad (via web apps), with an Android version. Currently, there is no word on when the services will be available for international users, but we can expect that soon in the coming months. The company has also announced that the users who want early access to the platform in the US can request it. The gaming service will be made available for users at an introductory price of $5.99 per month, which will only be applicable in the early phase.
It will allow the users to play Luna Plus Channel games across two devices at once. It will offer the gamers with 4K/60FPS resolution for some titles as well. The entire Luna platform is supported by AWS and will have more than 100 game titles at launch. Some of the gaming titles that will be available are Resident Evil 7, Control, Panzer Dragoon, A Plague Tale: Innocence, The Surge 2, Yooka-Laylee, GRID, Abzu, and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
Luna has also partnered with Ubisoft and players who subscribe to Luna will have access to some of their games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Immortals Fenix Rising the same day they release, in 4K resolution. The games could be played using a mouse and keyboard, or simply using a controller. The company has also announced its Alexa-enabled Luna Controller which can be purchased at just $49.99. Meanwhile, the company is also planning to add new titles to the platform which has been developed by Amazon themselves.