02:53 am
22 October 2020

Amazon Announces Cloud Gaming Service Luna

Amazon Announces Cloud Gaming Service Luna

Today, Amazon announced its own cloud gaming service, named Luna.

Luna offers a subscription-based model which grants access to a suite of games within a subscribed channel. For it’s initial offering, Luna+, subscribers will have access to roughly fifty games for an introductory price of $5.99 a month. Luna will also offer a subscription to a Ubisoft channel, granting access to roughly fifty games published by Ubisoft.

Luna supports playing on PC, Mac, Safari for iPhone and iPad, and FireTV (Fire TV Stick – 2nd gen, Fire TV Stick 4K, or Fire TV Cube – 2nd gen).

A single Luna subscription will allow two players to play on the service simultaneously.

Luna will initially be available to a select few invited to early access. To apply for early access, visit Luna’s homepage.

Amazon also announced a controller for the Luna service. Like Google’s Stadia controller, the Luna controller will connect directly to the server as opposed to the device via bluetooth, reducing latency. The controller will retail for $49.99, but will be initially available only to those who are granted early access.

For more info on Luna, read Engadget’s exclusive hands-on report.