Cloud Gaming is becoming a more realistic for future with more companies joining the market with their own platform to offer easy access to the cloud-based gaming, the new name in the market is Amazon that has launched Luna, its cloud-based gaming service available for Amazon Fire TV, desktops and mobile devices.
Amazon’s Luna is almost similar to Google Stadia which allows users to play games over streaming without downloading the game on any of their devices. It will work on Fire TV Stick natively and on the PC and Mac using desktop apps. It will work on iPhone and iPad using web apps currently limited to Apple devices only but Android support will be available soon.
Luna offers multiple channels for users that users can subscribe as per their need along with a dedicated Luna+ channel that currently offers game titles like Resident Evil 7, Control, Panzer Dragoon, A Plague Tale: Innocence, The Surge 2, Yooka-Laylee and The Impossible Lair, Iconoclasts, GRID, ABZU and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
The users subscribing to this channel can play these games at 1080p 60fps right now with 4K support coming in later and can also play on two devices simultaneously.
Amazon has also added a dedicated Ubisoft channel that allows subscribers to access the existing and upcoming titles of Ubisoft such as Assassins Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Immortals Fenyx Rising the same day these titles release on other platforms. Ubisoft channel only gives access to one device at a time
In early access, the Luna+ channel is available for $5.99 per month that will add more games in the future, while the price of the Ubisoft channel is not available yet but Amazon has plans to add more channels to its platform in the future.
Amazon’s streaming platform Twitch might be integrated into the service soon that will allow Luna users to watch live game streams for available games and users can start playing the game instantly from the game stream.
Users can play the games using a keyboard, mouse, or a Bluetooth controller or a custom Luna wireless controller.
Luna game controller connects directly to the cloud through Wi-Fi that the company claims cuts down the latency by 17-30ms, the controller allows users to instantly switch between devices for playing games since it is only connected to the cloud. In early access, the Luna controller is available for $50 in the United States.
Currently, the service is available for users in the US on an invitation basis and there is no official statement when it will be available for all customers and other regions.