Amazon enters the cloud gaming space with Luna
It’s no secret that cloud gaming is the next step for gaming with Google launching Stadia almost a year ago and Microsoft adding cloud gaming to its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service. Now Amazon is next up.
Amazon has announced Luna, its cloud gaming service launching in the near future. Subscribers will be able to play games up to 1080p/60fps (4k on select titles) on PC, Mac, Fire TV, web apps for iPhone and iPad, with Android coming soon. Check out the launch trailer below:
Gamers can sign up for an early access invitation here which will cost $5.99 a month. The monthly price will give you unlimited access to Amazon’s library of games which looks, so far, to include AAA games like Control, Metro Exodus, and Resident Evil VII. Ubisoft will apparently have its own “channel” within Luna that will include Watch Dogs: Legion, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and other titles, which might cost a bit extra to subscribe to.
The $5.99 price tag is only during the early access period and might go up once the service fully launches.
Along with the cloud gaming service, Amazon will offer the Luna Controller, a Bluetooth controller with “cloud direct technology.” The controller is Alexa-enabled and connects directly to the cloud and allows users to switch between platforms, like Fire TV to mobile phones, with ease. The controller will be $49.99 during the early access period and offered to those who are invited to try out the service.