FP trendSeptember 25, 2020 5:35:36 PM
Amazon launched a new game streaming service, Luna, at its annual Alexa hardware event on Thursday. Luna will compete directly against Google’s Stadia, Sony’s PlayStation Now and Microsoft̵
Amazon Luna does not offer individual titles in a subscription package. Instead, they would have to subscribe to various channels set up by game manufacturers. Here, Amazon books from various game manufacturers open their own channel at a set price and users select the channel they want to subscribe to.
Initially there are two channels on the platform. There is a Luna + channel that gives subscribers access to multiple games for $ 5.99 per month. They didn’t post the entire list of titles available but did mention that Resident Evil 7, control and Brothers: A Story of Two Sons are some of the attractions.
The other channel is owned by popular game developer Ubisoft. This channel provides access to titles such as Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Far Cry 6 and Immortal Fenyx Rising. The monthly subscription rate will be announced. The business model is similar to the Amazon Channels service, where users can subscribe to a video provider from a wide library.
Also to avoid the strict rules of Apple and Avoid the fate of Epic GamesLuna starts as a web app on iOS.
Amazon also announced its own Alexa-enabled Luna controller, which will cost $ 49.99 in the early access phase.
According to the Amazon website, the Luna Controller is Alexa-enabled and connects directly to the cloud. It features a multi-antenna design that prioritizes uninterrupted WiFi for lower latency gaming.
Amazon says, “Our tests have shown that the round-trip latency when playing Luna Controller with Cloud Direct is reduced compared to Luna Controller over Bluetooth. For PC, Fire TV and Mac the reduction is between 17 and 30 milliseconds.”
Since the Luna Controller connects directly to cloud servers, players can also easily switch between screens such as Fire TV and mobile phones without additional pairing or configuration changes.