Amazon Luna is the new on-demand (cloud gaming) video game service announced on September 24, 2020. Price, games, controller, availability: here’s all you need to know.
In the event that its delivery date isn’t yet known in Africa, here is all that we definitely know.
Amazon Luna: a promising on-demand video game service
Unveiled on September 24, Amazon’s on-demand video game service is currently in early access in the United States. The introductory price is set at $ 5.99 per month. Like Prime Video, Amazon announces that more packages will be available in the future, potentially with a more expensive subscription to access 4K.
Amazon’s cloud gaming service will be available on Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Mac, and Windows PC. Good news for iPhone owners, then, since Microsoft had abandoned the iOS version of xCloud because of the too strict rules of the App Store. The service will be powered entirely by Amazon Web Services (AWS), a division of the group that already specializes in on-demand cloud services for businesses and individuals.
Around a hundred games will be available at launch, broadcast in 4K (a minimum of 35 Mb / s will then be necessary). The following were announced in A Plague Tale: Innocence from Bordeaux-based Asobo Studio, Yooka-Laylee, Abzu, Control, GRID, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Metro Exodus, The Surge 2 and even Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Naturally, Luna will integrate a subscription to the Twitch platform. And much like Stadia had to do with uPlay + for several months already, the Amazon service will offer the possibility of subscribing to the Ubisoft + offer, which will give access to a selection of games from the studio in Ultimate version (with all DLC).
Amazon also presented the Luna Controller, a controller with a design very similar to the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. On their dedicated page, Amazon specifies that it will integrate Direct Cloud technology, which allows it to connect to a Wi-Fi network to communicate with Amazon’s servers and decrease latency. Its price is set at $ 50.
Amazon Luna is currently available for $ 5.99 per month and in Early Access in the United States (excluding Hawaii and Alaska). About ten games are currently playable at 1080p and 60 frames per second. We will of course keep you informed of a possible release date in France. In the meantime, Xbox Game Pass already has 15 million subscribers, with most Bethesda Softworks games soon to be added to the catalog.