Amazon Reveals "Luna" Cloud Gaming Service, Includes GRID at Launch

Amazon announces Luna a cloud gaming service for Fire TV desktop and mobile

Amazon's Luna cloud gaming service arrives next month

Like the latter, Luna is a cloud-based gaming service but is powered by Amazon Web Service (AWS) and is available on PC, Mac, Fire TV and web apps for iPhone and iPad (Android is planned for later). They also mention a Ubisoft channel coming in the future, allowing for other companies to come in and set up shop as well.

Google's Stadia cloud gaming service costs $10 (roughly Rs. 700) monthly, and Microsoft this month made xCloud gaming a free addition, for now, to its Game Pass subscription service at Xbox.

Amazon announces Luna a cloud gaming service for Fire TV desktop and mobile

Luna games can be played across various devices. Amazon says games now run at 1080p in 60fps, but that 4K support is on the way. It isn't yet clear if the Ubisoft channel will cost extra. It's powered by Amazon Web Services and is able to kick out game streaming in 4K at 60 FPS, and with your Luna subscription, you'll be able to have two simultaneous streams so a few times person can play at once.

You can also quickly switch between devices, using the Luna Controller with a smartphone or other devices without adjust your pairing settings.

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"As new features and content are added for Luna customers, the backend tech that's driving it all will also be frequently refreshed", Amazon promised. Amazon and Ubisoft say that the channel will "will have access to their favorite Ubisoft titles in up to 4K resolution, mobile gameplay, and access to new titles" at launch. They're doing this by way of a web app that run in a basic web browser, skirting past the restrictions that the iOS App Store places on streaming services.

Luna will come with access to over 100 titles to play, including the likes of Resident Evil 7, Control, GRID, Metro Exodus, and tons more.

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The Luna Controller is designed so that it can connect directly to the cloud when you're using it with an Amazon Fire TV Stick. You can use an Xbox One controller, a PlayStation DualShock 4 controller, or a mouse and keyboard. If you request early access to the service and get accepted, you'll pay just $5.99/month.

The Alexa-enabled Luna Controller goes for $49.99 during the early access period, and will be available for purchase only by those who have received an invitation to Luna.

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