Just as Google and Microsoft did, Amazon has not been left behind and has launched Luna, the video game streaming service; However , what is Amazon Luna and how does it work? If everything related to video games catches your attention, keep reading this article where we will explain in detail how Amazon Luna works.
Without a doubt, streaming is becoming the sector with the greatest expansion in the market and Amazon’s new video game platform will offer a huge catalog of games that you can enjoy from any platform.
What is Amazon Luna and how does it work?
As mentioned above, Amazon Luna is the service that this important company has launched, dedicated to offering video game streaming services, as is the case with the Steam platform.
All those who have this service will be able to enjoy the video games available from their iPhone, iPod, Tablet, PC, MAC and Fire TV ; for its part, for Android devices the service will be available soon.
Amazon Luna works with a subscription, so that in order to enjoy the services you will have to pay a monthly fee. The current cost of the subscription is $ 5.99 and includes a large number of games that you can play unlimitedly.
What is striking is that the price is much lower than that of its direct competitors : Google’s Stadia Pro has a monthly cost of $ 9.99, while Microsoft’s Xbox Pass Ultimate has a monthly cost of $ 14.99.
Unique control that enhances the gaming experience
Although Amazon Luna has compatibility with the Xbox One and PS4 controllers, it has its own controller that improves the gaming experience much more: the Luma Controller.
The peculiarity of this control is that it runs directly on Amazon AWS , the exclusive servers. In this way the latency will decrease considerably, improving the efficiency when playing certain video games.
This control will cost $ 49.99 during the early Access price. Additionally, Amazon Luna will offer support so that you can play with a mouse and keyboard and even a controller with Bluetooth.
For its part, with the Luma Controller you can also play other PC video games since it can be connected to a USB port . This controller does not need any configuration or pairing to play the games in the Amazon Luna catalog as it will connect directly to the cloud.
Video game quality and resolution
The creators of this platform have confirmed that the games will be able to run Full HD at 60 frames per second; however, there will be certain games that will be played in 4K.
The ideal internet speed to run the games is 10 Mbps, however, to be able to play the games in 4K you will need an internet speed of at least 35 Mbps.
In order to play Amazon Luna video games, you will have to subscribe to a channel. Among them is Luna + but we can also find channels for companies and studios, as is the case with Ubisoft, with which Amazon signed a contract to bring their games to Luna.
In the previous access, in the generic channel of Luna, Luna +, we will find titles such as ‘The Surge 2’, ‘GRID’, ‘ABZU’, ‘Resident Evil 7’, ‘Control’, ‘A Plague Tale: Innocence’ , Dragoon among others. All these games can be enjoyed in Full HD.
For its part, on the Ubisoft channel there will be access to the studio’s games and new titles that are being launched such as Assassin Creed Valhalla ‘Far Cry 6’ and ‘Immortals Fenyx Rising’ ”on the day of its arrival.
Option to broadcast on Twitch
Amazon has included the possibility of integrating Luna with the streaming platform par excellence: Twitch, allowing streamers to broadcast the games from Luna, while users can watch them directly.
How to purchase an Amazon Luna subscription?
At the moment Amazon Luna is only available in the United States and by invitation while prior access is available. At this stage the price will be $ 5.99 , however, we will have to wait for the official launch in the global market and if it maintains the same price or goes up.