Amazon launched its new game streaming service which is known as Luna at its annual Alexa hardware event on 24th September 2020. It is powered by Windows and Nvidia GPUs
Luna became a direct competitor to Google’s Stadia, Sony’s Playstation, and Microsoft’s xCloud.
Amazon Luna works in the same manner as the other existing game streaming services that let users stream and play games directly on their TV, computers, and smartphones.
With the support of the windows allowing developers to quickly move their existing Windows games over to an AWS instance and give cloud streaming access to subscribers. This backend support of windows allows the publishers like Ubisoft to host their own digital services (Uplay) on Amazon’s Luna platform.
Amazon Luna will not give individual titles in a subscription package. Amazon books in different game producers, they open a dedicated channel at a set price and choose which channel they would like to subscribe to.
Currently, Luna created the two channels on the platform. Luna+ channel which will provide subscribers access to several games at $5.99 per month.
Amazon offers in different game producers, they open a dedicated channel at a set price and users choose which channel they would like to subscribe to.
The Luna+ channel revealed some of the available game titles that are,
Resident Evil 7.
Control and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
The Luna + channel is limited at the resolution of 1080p at 60fps currently but soon they will update to 4K.
The other channel belongs to popular game developer Ubisoft. This channel reveals the titles of the games that are,
Assassins Creed: Valhalla.
Far Cry 6.
Immortals Fenix Rising.
The price of the monthly subscription of this channel will be announced soon.
The users can subscribe to the channel which they need by seeing the video provided from the wide library.
Amazon also planned to launch Luna as a Web app on iOS.
The Amazon also revealed its own Alexa enabled Luna controller at the price of $49.99 in the early access period.
The Luna controller is Alexa-enabled and connects directly to the cloud. It has features like multiple-antenna designs that prioritize un-interrupted Wi-Fi for lower latency gaming.AMAZON REVEALS LANA CLOUD
Amazon said, “Our testing showed a reduction in roundtrip latency when playing Luna Controller with Cloud Direct vs. Luna Controller via Bluetooth, with reductions of between 17 to 30 milliseconds among Mac, PC and Fire TV.”
PLATFORMS THAT SUPPORT THE LUNA CLOUD GAMING SERVICE
The Platforms that support the Luna Cloud Gaming Service are,
Windows 10 with DirectX 11 support.
MacOS 10.13 or above.
Chrome web browser version 83 and above.
Fire TV Stick 2nd gen, Fire TV Stick 4K, and Fire TV Cube 2nd gen.
Safari with iOS 14.
The service streaming content requires a minimum speed of at least 10 Mbps for 1080p resolution and 35 Mbps for 4K resolution.AMAZON REVEALS LANA CLOUD
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