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Amazon announces its all-new cloud gaming service called Luna

Amazon announces its all-new cloud gaming service called Luna
The Siliconreview
25 September, 2020

Amazon has recently announced a cloud gaming platform called Luna, in the 2020 hardware event. The news isn't too surprising, as the service has been rumored since last year, previously codenamed "Tempo." The firm has not spoken about Luna's worldwide launch, but it will initially be available on PC, Mac, Fire TV, and iPhone and iPad (via web apps), with an Android version planned for after launch.

Amazon has stated that the service will be available for an "introductory price" of $5.99 a month during its early access phase, which gives subscribers the ability to play Luna Plus channel games across two devices simultaneously and offers 4K / 60fps resolution for "select titles." Naturally, it will be powered by AWS, Amazon's ubiquitous web platform. This will also help the users to install the gaming service without any interruptions.

Luna will also have an add-on feature, Twitch integration. "Inside the Luna experience, players will see Twitch streams for games in the service, and from Twitch, they'll be able to start playing Luna games instantly," Amazon says. Games can be played either with a mouse and keyboard or a Bluetooth controller. To go along with this, Amazon also announced its own Alexa-enabled Luna Controller, which will cost $49.99 during the early access period.