Amazon Luna: how it works, price, release date and games

The future of video games is increasingly directed towards cloud gaming . In fact, more and more companies are focusing on this type of platform. After Google and Microsoft , another company that has launched into the gaming world with its own dedicated service is Amazon .

Amazon Luna is the new service dedicated to cloud gaming created by the e-commerce giant; this will allow you to enjoy your favorite titles on different types of devices. In this article we will talk about Amazon Luna in detail , explaining how it works , the prices , release date and the games available on that platform.

Content index

  1. How it works
  2. Controller
  3. Connection requirements
  4. Release date
  5. Prices
  6. Games

How does it work

Amazon Luna is a cloud platform that allows you to play your favorite titles by signing up for a subscription. This service can be used on different types of devices:

  • PC (Windows 10 with DirectX 11 support)
  • Mac (OSX 10.13+)
  • Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen, Ultra and 2nd Gen TV Cube)
  • Chrome browser (version 83+) on PC and Mac
  • Safari browser (iOS 14) for iPhone and iPad

As can be seen from that list, support for Android devices is currently lacking . This is very similar to cloud gaming services such as Google Stadia , PlayStation NOW, and Microsoft XCloud , although there is a substantial economic difference. In fact, Amazon Luna allows you to subscribe to different channels that offer different catalogs, rather than having a single large catalog.

Controller

In order to interact with Amazon Luna you can use the controller Xbox One , the DualShock 4 of PS4 , mouse and keyboard , or the special controller Official Luna .

This joypad is equipped with the following features:

  • direct connection with Amazon servers when playing with Luna;
  • 17-30 millisecond latency reduction compared to using other controllers;
  • ability to switch between screens quickly;
  • support for Alexa voice commands to access games faster;

This joystick is available for purchase in the US for $ 49.99 .

Connection requirements

The connection requirements to use Amazon Luna without problems are:

  • Minimum connection speed : 10 Mbps
  • Recommended speed for maximum quality : 35 Mbps

Amazon explained that for an hour of 1080p gameplay, the consumption is around 10GB . As for wifi connections, Luna will support both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz (recommended for a better experience).

Exit date

Amazon Luna is currently available in the United States for a small group of users who have received a special invitation from Amazon itself. This is available from October only in the United States , while the arrival in the rest of the world (including Italy) has not yet been announced.

Prices

This game streaming platform will allow you to subscribe to a series of channels that will offer different game lists, prices and options depending on which one you choose. The channels currently announced are two: Luna + and Ubisoft . The price of Luna + will initially be $ 5.99 / month , while for the Ubisoft channel there is still no information about it. The Luna + channel will offer the following benefits:

  • ever-expanding game library (100 games already confirmed);
  • up to 1080p / 60fps (4K coming soon);
  • usable on two screens simultaneously;

Instead, the offer made available by the Ubisoft channel will be the following:

  • access to Ultimate Editions with DLC for a selected list of games (4 already confirmed)
  • up to 1080p / 60fps (4K coming soon)
  • usable on one device at the same time

Games

The games announced for Amazon Luna during the presentation event, are about a hundred, and among these appear:

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Abzu
  • AO Tennis 2
  • Aragami
  • Blasphemous
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • Blazing Chrome
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Castlevania Anniversary Collection
  • Contra Anniversary Collection
  • Control
  • CrossCode
  • Deponia Dommsday
  • Dirt Rally 2.0
  • Everspace
  • Furi
  • Goodbye Deponia
  • Ghost of a Tale
  • GRID
  • Hard Reset Redux
  • Iconoclasts
  • Indivisible
  • Infinite Minigold
  • The Pillars of the Earth
  • Lumines Remastered
  • Metro Exodus
  • Mighty Switch Force! Collection
  • Obduction
  • Overcooked 2
  • Panzer Dragoon Remake
  • Paper Beast
  • R Type Dimensions EX
  • Redout Solar Challenge Edition
  • Resident Evil 7
  • Rez Infinite
  • Rhymes
  • River City Girls
  • Shadow Tactics
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
  • Shantae Half Genie Hero Ultimate Edition
  • Shantaei: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut
  • Sonic Mania
  • Star Wars Pinball
  • SteamWorld Dig
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • SteamWorld Heist Ultimate Edition
  • SteamWorld Quest
  • Super Mega Baseball
  • Synthetink Legion Rising
  • Tacoma
  • Tangledeep
  • Tennis World Tour 2
  • The Sexy Brutale
  • The Surge
  • The Surge 2
  • The Legend of Heroes Trials of Cold Steel III
  • Thimbleweed Park
  • Two Point Hospital
  • Valfaris
  • Victor Vran Overkill Edition
  • Wonder Boy The Dragon’s Trap
  • XIII
  • Yoku’s Island Espress
  • Yooka-Laylee
  • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

The titles mentioned above will be available on the Luna + channel, while for the Ubisoft channel the titles announced at the moment are:

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Immortal Fenyx Rising
  • Far Cry 6
  • Watch Dogs Legion

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