Amazon launches gaming cloud service “Luna”

It would seem that there are already enough cloud gaming services in the world, but Amazon believes that another one will not hurt.

The company has unveiled its Luna service, which will compete with already launched Stadia, GEFORCE Now and the upcoming xCloud. Early Access is already open in the United States, and you can sign up on the official website.

Like its competitors, Luna is multi-platform and runs on Fire TV, PC and Mac, with apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices coming soon. Given Apple’s dislike of cloud services, Amazon will have to work hard to convince Tim Cook.

You don’t have to buy games separately, and the service works on a Luna + subscription. For $6 per month (Early Access), players will have access to a starter set of games that will expand over time. For example, Assassins Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6 and Immortals: Fenyx Rising will appear in the service in the future. In addition, subscribers will be able to play on two devices simultaneously at 4K and 60 FPS.

Now gamers will be able to stick to:

  • Resident Evil 7,
  • Control,
  • Panzer Dragoon,
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence,
  • The Surge 2,
  • Yooka-Laylee,
  • The Impossible Lair,
  • Iconoclasts,
  • GRID,
  • ABZU,
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.

As with Google Stadia, Amazon is releasing a dedicated controller for Luna that can connect directly to servers to reduce latency. The Luna Controller will cost $50, but players can also use a keyboard with mouse or third-party gamepads.