Amazon is now expanding its push into video games. On Thursday company launched Luna, a free cloud gaming service designed to deliver video games to your computer, phone, and other streaming devices. However, Luna will work on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. It will also work on Amazon’s Fire TV stick and Fire TV cube devices. Although the company is accepting the early access sign-ups for Luna. However, Luna is absolutely free. The players can purchase games. Later they can stream directly from their device of choice. This also gives the opportunity for players to subscribe to different game channels. This is exciting news for the gamers. It also offers a collection of different games. Amazon’s own Channel Luna+ is available at a minimum subscription amount. This costs $5.99 per month to start. This provides additional features.
Luna gives a rotating collection of hit games. These are headlined by premium titles like control and Resident Evil 7. The subscribers now are able to stream at 4K resolution. That too at 60 frames per second on up to two devices. However, the player finds some similarities in this. This is similar to Stadia Pro, the Google-owned video game streaming service. Stadia is free to use. It also offers players to purchase games. However, it offers a monthly subscription for extra games and features. Whereas Stadia Pro costs $9.99 per month. This is more than Luna+. For Luna, $5.99 is an early access period price.
Ubisoft partnership with Amazon
Amazon has partnered with Ubisoft to create a gaming channel exclusive to Luna. However, this will give Luna subscribers access to Ubisoft’s titles the same day they release. The players can access games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. This is also on the same day they are released. Though it’s unclear how much Ubisoft’s channel will cost on Luna. But the publisher already offers another subscription service called Uplay+ for $14.99 per month. UPlay+ gives subscribes access to new Ubisoft games on release day. This also gives more than 100 titles in total. However, this is only accessible for gamers with powerful PCs until now.
However, Luna helps to reduce the amount of latency you feel while streaming a game. This gives users a benefit to access various services.