After Google’s Stadia and NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW, Amazon joins the cloud gaming race with $6 a month Luna with nearly 100 gaming titles
The cloud gaming space is crowding up. After Google launched its Stadio cloud gaming service, it was assumed that other biggies like Facebook, Amazon, etc would follow suit. Now Amazon has launched its own cloud gaming service called Luna. Luna cloud gaming service is now available in the United States. Amazon Luna directly competes with Google’s Stadia and NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW. However, Google Stadia like Luna is only available in select countries will Nvidia’s GeForce NOW is available all over the world.
Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service comes at a very flat fee of $6 a month and promises to latest and A-list games on its platform. The company said that the $6 a month is an introductory offer and will allow gamers access to more 100 games, including Resident Evil 7, Control, Panzer Dragoon, A Plague Tale: Innocence, The Surge 2, Yooka-Laylee, Metro Exodus, GRID, Abzu, and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
Amazon says Luna’s “introductory price” of $6 per month will only be available during the service’s early access phase. At $6 a month, Luna will offer users access to Luna Plus channel games across two devices at the same time. Amazon says that Luna cloud gaming service will offer games at 4K / 60fps resolution for “select titles.”
Amazon has also announced that it has partnered with Ubisoft for a dedicated “gaming channel.” However, this gaming channel is not included in the $6 a month offer. To play games like Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, or Immortals Fenyx Rising, gamers will have to pay extra fees. However, Amazon said that these Ubisoft games on the same day they are released.
In addition to the initial 100 games, Amazon says it will add more games in the near future. Luna also has Twitch integration, allowing players not only to see Twitch streams for games in the service but also instantly start playing Luna games directly from Twitch.
To add to the Luna cloud gaming arsenal, Amazon has also released a Luna Controller. Luna gaming controller is an Alexa-enabled controller that connects directly to the cloud and lets gamer play games seamlessly. The controller features a multiple-antenna design that supposedly prioritizes un-interrupted Wi-Fi for lower latency gaming.
Amazon will also be offering Luna on it’s Fire TV, PC, Mac, and iOS devices. For some reason, Luna is not available for Android smartphones but Amazon says the Luna dev team is working on the Android version launch.
If you are interested in Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming, you can read more about it here.