Amazon Luna is launching a competitive platform to Google Stadia, Microsoft’s Game Pass xCloud offering, and other competing cloud gaming platforms. Amazon Luna will launch in Early Access by invitation only with a new Luna controller, the Luna+ subscription service, and at least 100 games available on the platform. Amazon Luna will also feature “game channels,” with Ubisoft’s game channel offering as the first coming soon. Request an invitation to Amazon Luna Early Access here.
Amazon Luna will be available on PC, Mac, Fire TV and through web apps for iPhone and iPad. The platform is launching with a new Luna controller and the Luna+ subscription service. The Luna controller will cost $49.99 at launch and is only available to those that have requested and, once approved for Early Access, can be purchased here. The Luna+ subscription service will run $5.99 per month during early Access.
The new Luna controller features offset thumbsticks and is reportedly powered by “Cloud Direct technology,” reminiscent of Google Stadia’s low-latency controller interaction. Unlike the Google Stadia controller, which offers WiFi- and USB-based connections, the Luna controller also offers Bluetooth connectivity.
The Luna+ subscription service has $5.99 per month pricing for Early Access and Amazon reports this will come with unlimited hours of play, a growing library of games, and up to 1080p/60 FPS streaming, with 4K available in the coming soon. This subscription will also allow users to play on 2 devices at once.
Amazon Luna is currently only available for Early Access in the contiguous United States.
The minimum requirements to play on the Amazon Luna platform:
- 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). Identify your FireTV device here
Luna can be played within web browsers as well:
- Chrome web browser (version 83+) for PC and Mac
- Safari web browser (iOS14) for iPhone and iPad
Minimum Recommended Internet Connection Speed:
- 10 Mbps (35 Mbps required to play in 4K, which is coming soon)
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