Amazon Luna streaming service rivals Xbox with over 100 games
Game streaming services are a dime a dozen. Amazon would like to stand out with the Luna project, however, and may soon compete with Xbox.
Amazon Luna: A collaboration with Ubisoft
Amazon introduces its own brand new game streaming service that comes very close to the concept of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Subscribers pay a monthly fee and get access to more than 100 games that can be displayed in 4K and with up to 60 fps. Initially, the price is $ 5.99 per month.
The games offered can be played on Fire TV, PC and Mac, or via web applications on iOS. Android should follow shortly.
To give subscribers a wide choice, the company works with studios like Ubisoft and Remedy Entertainment – probably not a bad choice.
Luna: A competition for Xbox?
It’s hard to predict how popular Amazon’s new service will be, but the library selection already sounds promising. An official press release states that it will initially include games like Resident Evil 7, Control, Panzer Dragoon, A Plague Tale: Innocence and GRID. Luna also offers additional channels that can be subscribed to for a surcharge. This is where Ubisoft comes into play, for example, because the studio will also bring games such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, or Immortals Fenyx Rising on board after the launch.
There is also a suitable controller
In addition, Amazon has presented a matching controller, the appearance of which is strongly reminiscent of the Switch Pro controller. This should connect directly to the cloud via Wi-Fi in order to reduce latency. It is not yet known when Luna and the controller will be available in Europe. So far, the service is still in the “Early Access” phase.