Ecommerce giant, Amazon has just announced a cloud gaming service, called Luna. Players will be able to play numerous games from a growing library, from Ubisoft, Capcom, Team 17, 505 Games, and many more. The games will stream directly from the cloud, and apparently, Luna’s motto is “no waiting for length downloads or updates, just play.”
Luna Cloud Gaming Service
Like many other cloud gaming services, Luna also requires high-speed WI-Fi. Other than this, Luna will only join PC, Mac, Fire TV, Apple’s iPhone, and iPad. Players will have the option to choose two plans. The first plan is called Luna+, and it’ll set you for a monthly fee of $5.99. Adequately, you will have the freedom to play unlimited hours of games from a huge library. Further, games will run at 1080/60fps, and Amazon writes that 4K is on its way. The most important and best feature about Luna+ is that you could stream on 2 devices at a time. I’m guessing, together two friends could pay $2.99 each, and get access to a range of games.
The second plan does not have a price. However, it features the Ubisoft logo and the only difference is that it’ll have “Ultimate Editions with DLC for select titles.” This plan is on its way, but in the FAQ It says the Latest Ubisoft titles, featuring ultimate editions, 4K Resolution for select titles, and streaming on one device per time.
So How Does Luna work?
Unlike Stadia, which requires Chromecast and other accessories. For Luna, you will be only needing the Luna controller, which automatically connects to cloud servers. Amazon claims that Luna reduces “roundtrip latency by 17 to 30 milliseconds vs a local Bluetooth connection among PC.” As a result, there will be zero to no delay between games. Thirdly, Luna is more like plug and play. You simply turn on the controller, connect it to whatever device you want to play on, and games will start running. Luna will also feature Alexa, therefore, you could ask her to play Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and the game will start running.
What Do You Need To Use Luna
- At least 2.4 or 5 GHz Wi-Fi.
- Luna Controller, and If you don’t have one. Amazon says Xbox One and DualShock 4 controllers will work as well.
- For 1080p gaming, you will be ending 10 Mbps. Likewise, for 4K, you must have 35 Mbps Internet.
- Luna+ Subscription, which will be $5.99 In its introductory prices
- Any supported device, to stream Luna. Amazingly, the cloud gaming service will also work on Safari and Chrome Browser.
Luna Isn’t available to the public right now. You can request early access here.