The video game market has gained a new competitor, and a strong name. Amazon has announced a new cloud gaming service called Luna, which will allow access to games directly over the internet, without needing specific hardware for that.
Luna can be accessed on PCs, Macs, in addition to devices from Amazon itself, such as Fire TV. The company also cites compatibility with iPhones and iPads, which is curious, because Apple has strict restrictions that prevent cloud-gaming apps like Stadia and xCloud on the App Store. Amazon’s solution is web applications for Luna. Android will be awarded an application at some point after the launch.
For now, the service is only available in the early access phase in the United States. The company unveiled the Luna + package, which is in the early access phase and will cost US $ 6 per month. The value should not be maintained when the company launches Luna definitively.
Luna + offers access to a catalog of games that can be accessed on two devices simultaneously, being able to achieve 4K resolution and a rate of 60 frames per second via streaming. In this early access phase, Amazon separated “Resident Evil 7”, “Control”, “Panzer Dragoon”, “A Plague Tale: Innocence”, “The Surge 2”, “Yooka-Laylee”, “The Impossible LairandIconoclasts”, “GRID”, “ABZU” and “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons”.
Amazon also announced that Luna will have other gaming channels, which players can subscribe to. One that is already confirmed is Ubisoft’s, which will have games like “Assassins Creed Valhalla”, “Far Cry 6” and “Immortals Fenyx Rising” at the time of its release, in addition to other older games from the company’s catalog.
Amazon also announced some other news related to Luna. Twitch will be directly integrated with the service; players can watch the streams and, if they find it interesting, they can start playing immediately.
Luna games can be played via keyboard and mouse or Bluetooth controls of any brand. However, the company also unveiled the Luna Controller, which connects directly to the internet to minimize latency and facilitates, also eliminating the need for synchronization with the device, and equipped with the Alexa assistant.
Amazon confirmed that there are still no plans or forecasts to bring Luna to Brazil so far.