Amazon has launched its first every cloud gaming service called Luna, the development of the service was been into headlines for quite a long time. Now finally Luna has made its way to the United States gaming market. Yes! You read it correct the company has made the cloud gaming service available only for the US users. The rest of the world still have to wait for the global launch.
In the past couple of years, we have seen major tech companies like Apple, Google, and Microsoft taking interest in cloud-gaming services, the launch of Amazon Luna was not a big surprise for us. Earlier Google Stadia was one of the popular cloud-gaming services from the search giant, but it seems that Luna might be a take on Stadia.
Just in case you don’t know, “Luna is a cloud gaming service that lets you play games on compatible Fire TV, PC, and Mac devices as well as through web apps on iPhones and iPads,” reads the official forum.
How Does Amazon Luna Works?
The Luna cloud gaming service works on a subscription basis, you need to subscribe to the channel. Amazon is offering the Luna+ game channel subscription for USD 5.99 per month. With the subscription, you are free to choose any game to play from a game library.
Currently, the Luna game library consists of game titles like Resident Evil 7, Control, and Panzer Dragoon, The Surge 2, GRID, ABZU, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, and more among the others.
“Set up Luna profiles to play on two devices at the same time at up to 1080p/60fps. 4K coming soon for select titles,” reads the official forum. Interestingly, Amazon is also offering Ubisoft channel which will include titles from the popular game studio. It will include titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Immortals Fenyx Rising. However, the company confirmed that the channel is not live now, but soon it will also be available for subscription.
The company suggest that minimum internet speed of 10Mbps is required for 1080p streaming and 35mbps for streaming at 4k. The company has also introduced a new game controller called the Luna controller which comes integrated with Alexa and Cloud direct technology. Moreover, you can also use it as a regular controller thanks to Bluetooth support.
What are the device requirements to play on Luna?
You can use the Luna app on:
- PC (requires Windows 10 with support for DirectX 11)
- Mac (OSX 10.13+)
- FireTV devices (Fire TV Stick – 2nd gen, Fire TV Stick 4K, or Fire TV Cube – 2nd gen)