Amazon Luna, A New Cloud Gaming Service Announced

It shouldn’t come as a shock that Amazon is once again trying to get in on the action. Revealed today, Amazon has revealed a new cloud-based gaming service called Luna, just months shy of two new console releases. This new service is aimed at anyone who doesn’t want to be bogged down by a console and allows you to play games remotely on your couch, outside or anywhere you want on a phone, tablet or PC.

Amazon is charging $5.99 USD as the introductory price for Amazon Luna, and with that, you’ll gain access to Luna+ which includes over 100 games and includes big names like Ubisoft, Sega, Capcom, Codemasters, and more. If you’ve seen the Google Stadia pitch, it’s basically the same thing, only the controller is purple.

Subscribers also can stream on 2 devices at a time, and currently, 1080p/60 fps are offered with 4K coming soon.

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To get in on the action, you can play on tons of devices, and Amazon has Luna working on iOS via the Safari web browser, which effectively bypasses the App Store. Amazon mentioned it plans on adding more device support in the future.

Also, there will be channels you can choose from, we see that there is a Ubisoft channel, which adds older and newer titles and even day-one access.

Amazon states there is Twitch integration built into the controller, so if you’re playing on Luna and people are watching you, they can also launch the same title from Twitch.

This offer is only available in the US at the moment.