It looks like another competitor has entered the Game War, this time it is Amazon, according to a new article from The Verge, the Cloud Gaming Console is called Luna, and it aims to take on Microsoft’s XCloud and Google’s Stadia consoles. The rumor has been known for a year, codenamed “Tempo,” but an Amazon-Made Game Controller was leaked recently ahead of the Amazon event.
While there isn’t a release date for Luna just yet, it is confirmed that it will be available for the following: PC, MAC, Fire TV, iPhone, and iPad (via Web Apps), also there are plans for an Android planned for after the launch, any user who is interested in participating in trying Luna can request early access to the service starting today, no word on availability for international access just yet. The service will be available for an “introductory price” of $5.99 a month during the early access phase, subscribers can have the ability to play on Luna Plus Channel Games across two devices simultaneously, offering 4k/ 60fps resolution for “Select Titles”. It will be powered by AWS, Amazon’s Ubiquitous Web Service.
Amazon mentioning that there will be more than 100 video games available via the Luna Plus Channel, launch titles will be Resident Evil 7, Control, Panzer Dragoon, A Plague Tale: Innocence, The Surge 2, Yooka-Laylee, GRID, Abzu, and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The Company said that there would be more titles added “overtime”, also Amazon is partnering with Ubisoft for a specific “Gaming Channel”, describing it:
Players who subscribe to this channel will have access to their favorite Ubisoft titles in up to 4K resolution, mobile gameplay, and access to new titles when the channel launches like Assassins Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Immortals Fenyx Rising the same day they release. This is the first of multiple Luna game channels in development, where customers can play games from their favorite publishers and genres.
Twitch Integration will be available on Luna, Amazon saying this about it “Inside the Luna Experience, players will see Twitch Streaming for games in the service and from Twitch, they’ll be able to play Luna Games.” Going along with this, they showed off the Alexa enabled Luna Game Controller, but with a $49.99 price tag during the Early Access Period. But you have the option to play Luna Games with either a keyboard and mouse, Bluetooth controllers.
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