At its 2020 hardware event, Amazon launched a cloud gaming platform called Luna earlier this week. With this move, Google’s Stadia and Microsft’s xCloud get their new competitor in the cloud gaming field. Amazon will also feature Twitch integration with Luna, which will allow gamers to dive right into the games they just saw their favorite streamers playing. Amazon has now announced that its own Alexa-enabled Luna Controller that connects directly to the service to reduce latency will be available.
Amazon describes the gaming channel: “Players who subscribe to this channel will have access to their favorite Ubisoft titles in up to 4K resolution, mobile gameplay, and access to new titles when the channel launches like Assassins Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Immortals Fenyx Rising the same day they release. This is the first of multiple Luna game channels in development, where customers can play games from their favorite publishers and genres.”
Users of Luna will be able to stream games wirelessly without downloading them and PC, Mac, Fire TV, and iOS, with an Android version planned for after launch. The introductory price will be $5.99 per month with early access and which gives subscribers the ability to play Luna Plus channel games across two devices simultaneously and offers 4K / 60fps resolution.