Amazon introduces Luna, its streaming service to compete with Google Stadia

Amazon Introduces Luna, a New Video Game Streaming Service

Amazon enters the world of video games with Luna, its new streaming game service that will allow you to play more than 100 PC games on TV or mobile, without a computer.

It was news sung for months, and it's finally happened. Amazon faces Google Stadia, Project xCloud, and others with Amazon Luna, its new cloud gaming platform.

Luna allows you to play over 100 PC games at 1080p resolution and 60fps (some titles at 4K resolution) without spending 1,500 euros on a decent gaming PC. All you need is an Android phone, an iPhone, any PC or Mac even if it's old and unpowered, or a TV with Fire TV.

Games run in the Amazon cloud, and you receive them on your device via streaming video, in real-time. In this video you can see a presentation of the new platform:

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All you need to use Amazon Luna is to install an app on your mobile or tablet, or a program on your PC or Mac. If you want to play on TV, it requires the Amazon Fire TV Stick device.

To play, you can use an Xbox or PS4 gamepad that connects via Bluetooth, or your keyboard and mouse.

Amazon is also marketing a special gamepad that connects directly to the Amazon cloud, so you don't need a Bluetooth connection. According to the company with this controller reduces latency between 17 and 30 milliseconds, compared to a Bluetooth-connected gamepad.

For now, Amazon Luna will premiere with more than 100 PC games but hope to add more every month. As the list includes titles in the category of Control, GRID, Metro Exodus, Resident Evil VII, Yooka-Laylee, Indivisible, Blasphemous, Rime, Abzu, or The Surge 2.

We thought at least one basic service would be free for Amazon Prime users, as is often a tradition on Amazon, but at the moment it hasn't announced any of this. Surely you will later, first you want to try the service well.

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For now, it is only available in theUnited States, with two different game channels. Luna+ allows you to play games at 1080p and 60fps (soon in 4K) with no time limit, and on two devices at the same time. It'll cost $5.99 a month.

Another different channel that for now is called Ubisoft will serve to play the games of this company on a single device, including future novelties such as Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion, Immortals Fenix Rising, and Far Cry, in the Ultimate version and with its DLCs.

For now, it can only be accessed by invitation.

Amazon Luna joins Google Stadia and Project xCloud as benchmarks for cloud gaming, which will compete directly with the next generation of PS5 and Xbox Series X and S consoles, and Steam.

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