Amazon announced today that it will be renaming its Twitch-based Extras program for Amazon Prime subscribers. So goodbye Twitch Prime. Hello Prime Gaming.
New name, same great advantages. 👑 #PrimeGaminghttps: //t.co/AeAwWpk1Ba pic.twitter.com/pR0KDGTr85
– PrimeGaming (@primegaming) August 10, 2020
Bezos’ baby has put more pressure on the gaming industry for the past year or so. For starters, it makes more games. During its summer release crucible came with almost no fanfare and its upcoming MMO New world was pushed back to next year, it̵
So it’s no surprise that Amazon is renaming the service to focus on the “gaming” part. What started out as just a few bonus extras on Twitch is now a full-fledged goodie bag with free games and in-game loot. Larry Plotnick, General Manager of Prime Gaming, said in a press release: “We offer our customers new content that allows them to play their favorite games even better on every platform. “
Although the name changes, the service remains essentially the same: you get a free monthly subscription to the streamer of your choice, free games, and exclusive in-game content. So don’t worry about the possibility of losing the library of games that you have collected so far.
Prime Gaming – nee Twitch Prime – is one of gaming’s most underrated services. All you have to have is Amazon Prime, which a lot of us do anyway, and you get tons of free games and stuff. The service isn’t as noticeable as it is on the Epic Games Store, which means you probably won’t see a game like this one GTA V. offered there, but you can still grab some excellent ones. Not to mention, you can support a streamer with a monthly subscription at no additional cost. This is great if you have a friend who is streaming and you don’t have a lot of extra cash lying around. I think it fell asleep a bit because I rarely hear people talk about how great it is, but it’s pretty great service to be honest.
Prime Gaming’s name change is effective today.
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