Amazon Announces Luna, It's Cloud Streaming Game Service

Amazon Announces Luna, It's Cloud Streaming Game Service

"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".

The move makes sense for Amazon, which already sells video games at its leading e-commerce platform; has a community of gamers at Twitch, and streams films, television shows and music on its popular Prime platform. It claims that inside of the Luna experience, players will see Twitch streams for games.

Amazon Luna now has an introductory price of $5.99 (approximately Rs 441) during the early access phase.

(Pocket-lint) - Amazon has put paid to the idea that the gaming streaming market is settled by debuting Luna, its new streaming service, and it looks like it'll be meant to compete with the likes of Xboxs Game Pass and Google Stadia.

Luna will come with access to over 100 titles to play, including the likes of Resident Evil 7, Control, GRID, Metro Exodus, and tons more. Rather than being a direct competitor to the PS5 or Xbox Series X, Luna is more of a competitor to Google Stadia. Under the paid plan, subscribers get the ability to Luna Plus channel games across two devices simultaneously at a resolution of 4K at 60fps. The Alexa-enabled Luna Controller will go for $49.99 during the early access period.

Amazon Luna controller
The controller looks spiffy

Amazon also announced a new gaming channel in partnership with Ubisoft available directly through Luna.

Luna will be available on Fire TV, PC, and Mac when it launches, as well as on iOS devices (Android compatibility is in the works as well). Like the Stadia controller, the Luna controller connects directly to host servers, which Amazon says provides a latency reduction of up to 30 milliseconds. However, you can play with an Xbox One Controller, DualShock 4 or just use mouse and keyboard.

Amazon says the minimum requirements for gaming include a 10 Mbps internet connection for 1080p gaming, and a reasonable amount of bandwidth - the company says cloud gaming "can consume up to 10GB/hr at 1080p".

However, is only available in the USA at present, with no plans to bring it to worldwide shores yet (though that's something a VPN can't fix).

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