Amazon Luna: A New Cloud Gaming Service Just Like Google Stadia
Amazon is about to hit the market with its new cloud gaming service called the Amazon Luna. It has been a while since Google Stadia took the stand for making the gaming experience more accessible for the world.
With Stadia, an average person would’ve been able to play their favorite AAA game titles on phones, tablets, computer desktop and even television sets irrespective of what device they owned.
After the launch of Stadia, Microsoft stepped into the market with its xCloud providing a similar experience. And now, Amazon came with its own specific version of the cloud gaming service called Luna.
Fans of Amazon can now subscribe to Amazon Luna for as low as $5.99 per month. They can access Amazon Luna based on an invite-only early access program. Just like Stadia, Amazon Luna also features a controller through which a user can connect to any device of their choice.
The price of the controller will be sold along with the subscription and will cost a meagre $50.
However, if a user is not interested in purchasing the controller, Amazon will still offer gamers a chance to play their favorite titles using the Xbox One or PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers or mouse & keyboard.
The platform will be running on Amazon’s AWS servers. Users will be able to easily stream games in 1080p resolution with a locked 60 fps. However, in the near future, Amazon does plan to introduce the 4k feature.
As far as the supported games are concerned, for now, it is revealed that Amazon Luna will offer players Resident Evil 7, Control, Yooka-Laylee, GRID, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and The Impossible.
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Ubisoft has also decided to feature the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on the platform after release.
Now ain’t that exciting?
Are you a fan of streaming your online plays? Well, Twitch which was earlier purchased by Amazon in 2014 will be integrated with the platform allowing streamers to broadcast their gameplay live on their channels. It will also allow Twitch users to directly shift from watching video streams to directly play their favorite titles on Amazon Luna.
As far as the speed is concerned, Amazon Luna will require a minimum 10 Mbps connection to play the titles on 1080p resolution and if people would like to play the titles in 4k resolution then they would require a more stable connection up to 35 Mbps.
For now, Amazon has revealed, Amazon Luna will be available for use on Fire TV, PC and Mac. It can also be accessed through the Amazon Luna “web app” on iPhone and iPad, the condition applied that both the apps are running on iOS 14. As far as the release date is concerned, there’s nothing revealed as of yet.
Are you a fan of cloud gaming experience and you’ve your head stuck to Stadia? Be ready because soon Amazon is going to take a deeper delve into the world of cloud gaming with amazing service.
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