Cloud Gaming Service, Luna, Amazon Presents
With Luna, a new program that utilizes its Amazon Web Services technology as its backbone, Amazon is moving into the cloud gaming market. Amazon also launched its own cloud gaming program called Luna, which will use its backbone, Amazon Web Services ( AWS).
Amazon says Luna will indeed be playable on Laptop, Mac, Amazon's own Fire TV devices, and iPhone and iPad via web apps at launch. It has been said that an Android version has been coming soon as well.
This is really a significant distinction between Luna and the Microsoft and Google cloud gaming services — xCloud and Stadia, respectively — which have been enforced by Apple policies that also have prevented their ability to play on iOS devices. Apple recently revised its rules, but notice was released by Microsoft that this is still a negative experience for gamers. Luna would be accessible in the mainland US for the time being. It has not been accessible in the territories of Hawaii, Alaska, or the US.
Luna+ Subscription Service
Subscription Plan Luna+
Amazon provides a game channel for Luna+, which allows everyone accesses to a game library for a subscription fee. Luna+ will include a variety of games during the early access era, such as Resident Evil 7, Power, and A Plague Tale: Innocence, amongst others. These will cost $6 a month, and for certain games, Amazon promises output of up to 4 K with 60FPS. With Luna+, players can play on two computers at a time.
Amazon also negotiated a partnership with Ubisoft through Luna to provide its own game streaming platform. That'll give you access on update day to new games such as Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Immortals: Fenix Rising. Pricing for those games or even the Ubisoft channel was not comprehensive.
Amazon says that before the early access period expires, it will provide notice for at least 30 days. Users can check out all of the confirmed games below for Luna+. Some were more modern, but others were available.
Game Library for Luna+ Early Access:
Resident Evil Seven
A Story of a Plague: Innocence
The Rush of 2
Yooka-Laylee and the Lair Unthinkable
Brothers: The Story of Two Sons
The ownership of Twitch is also leveraged by Amazon. The Luna GUI will view Twitch channels for gamers that are sponsored by the network, and from the Twitch, players could launch into games. This really is close to the feature that is heading to Stadia and YouTube that Google also promised.
The Twitch feature with a rival service may also clarify why Microsoft has collaborated with Facebook Gaming rather than Twitch after closing Mixer.
Amazon Luna is a cloud computing service which is designed to take advantage of the users of the computer already own, but Amazon does not, though one notable exception, manufacture dedicated hardware for it. The Amazon Luna Controller is also an Alexa-enabled device that, similar to the Google Stadia controller, go directly to the cloud storage service for a reduced-latency experience. But because it's directly linked to the service rather than the app, without adjusting existing controller sync, people can easily switch screens.
Compatibility With Luna Device:
PC (requires Windows 10 with DirectX 11 supported)
Mac (10.13 + on OSX)
(Fire TV Stick-2nd gen, Fire TV Stick 4 K, or Fire TV Cube-2nd gen) FireTV gadgets
PC and Mac Web Browser Chrome (version 83 +)
Online browser for Safari (iOS14) for iPhone and iPad
Now, via the official site, users can submit an early access invitation. For the best service, Amazon suggests a 5Ghz wifi link, but it accepts both. It also says that at 1080p resolution, consumers should expect to download up to 10 GB per hour.
The representatives of open beta would also be asked to provide input to impact the program running forward. The firm really hasn't confirmed when invitations will begin to appear and when it expects the complete version of the service to be introduced. This is just one of several gaming platforms that it has in growth, the company says. Amazon has launched its platform for cloud gaming, Luna. Amazon also collaborated with developer Ubisoft in revealing its plunge into cloud gaming to create a gaming channel unique to the Luna network.
Luna will indeed be playable for $6 a month throughout its official launch time on Amazon's internal Fire TV devices, Mac, and PC, and also some iPhone and iPad via web apps. Amazon said there will be an Android edition coming soon. The company has also disclosed the list of launch games released, including Power, Iconoclasts, and Resident Evil 7. People can request early access to Luna via the official site for the service.