Amazon Luna Cloud Gaming Service Launches

As @Entity reported way back in January 2019, the subscription-based game streaming service that Amazon have been developing has officially launched (in a limited early access form at least).

Luna was formally announced at the 2020 Amazon hardware event earlier today, but it’s availability will initially be limited to “interested users in the US” only.

It’s not clear when Luna will launch widely, 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 says that interested users in the US can request early access to the service starting today. There’s no word on international availability.

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. (Source)

Of interest is the fact that the service will offer a number of different channels:

What is Luna+?

Luna+ game channel offers a growing library of new and favorite titles. Set up Luna profiles to play on two devices at the same time at up to 1080p/60fps. 4K coming soon for select titles.

What is the Ubisoft channel?

The Ubisoft game channel will include new and favorite titles from Ubisoft, including ultimate edition versions for select titles. The Ubisoft channel will provide you access to play on one device at up to 4k resolution for select titles. Stay tuned for more news.

Also, Twitch integration with Luna seems to be an obvious link as well.

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