Amazon launches cloud gaming service Luna

September 27, 2020

To compete with Stadia and xCloud.

Amazon surprised everyone last weekend when it announced its own cloud-gaming service called Luna. Designed to compete with existing game streaming platforms like Google Stadia and even Microsoft xCloud, Luna will offer games that can be streamed from any device including PCs, and Macs, and even iPhones and Android devices.

Amazon says that Luna will arrive with over 100 games on launch, which includes popular titles like Control, GRID, Sonic Mania, Metro Exodus, Rime, and Panzer Dragon. Ubisoft will also have a dedicated channel on Luna, where you will get access to games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Pricing comes in at $5.99 per month that gives you unlimited access to all available games, all of which can be streamed at 1080p at 60fps. Along with that, Amazon is also debuting a new $50 controller for Luna that connects directly to Amazon’s servers. This effectively reduces latency by 17-30ms, unlike standard wireless controllers that use Bluetooth.

Of course, Luna will have special integration with Twitch where you can immediately stream any game that you’re playing with just one click. Some are saying that Luna is building on the flaws of Stadia where it can effectively provide a great game streaming experience.

Amazon hasn’t provided details on Luna’s launch, but you can sign for Early Access to check it out.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.