With cloud gaming touted as the next best thing, it makes sense that Amazon has now jumped on the bandwagon. Like Microsoft and Google, the American multinational technology company has launched its own service called Luna.
Although we don’t know when the service will launch globally, we do know that it will be heading to PC, Fire TV, Mac, Android, iPhone and iPad.
Amazon revealed that the service will only cost $5.99 initially and will give gamers with a Luna Plus account the ability to play the games on the service across two devices simultaneously.
A cloud gaming service is only as good as its games and Amazon promises more than a 100 games will be available at launch, including Resident Evil 7, The Surge 2, GRID and Control.
Ubisoft games will also be available on the platform, so those who subscribe will be able to play some of the publishers latest games such as Far Cry 6 on the service.
Subscribers will even be able to play select titles at 4K/60fps resolution.
What makes Luna a more attractive option than Google Stadia is that, similar to Microsoft’s Game Pass, you only pay a subscription fee to gain access to all the titles on the service.
It’s also compatible with the Amazon-owned games streaming service Twitch.
Amazon also revealed its Luna controller, which looks very similar to Xbox’s. The controller will cost $49.99, which isn’t a bad price considering what some of the next-gen controllers will cost.
Time will tell if Luna will carve its own path in the saturated gaming industry. However, unlike Google, it seems that they might be on the correct path and offering fans a service that makes sense – at an affordable price point too.