Why would you spend money upgrading your PC components for running games with better visuals when you can enjoy them from a virtual computer? This is exactly the philosophy of cloud gaming, as plenty of companies are getting involved in this area. After NVIDIA’s GeForce, Google’s Stadia, or Apple’s xCloud, another powerful company joins the big picture: Amazon.
Namely Amazon Luna, the new service follows the same pattern of bringing high-end games on low-end PC’s.
Early Access for Amazon Luna is launched
Those users who signed up when Luna was officially launched are now the lucky ones who can benefit from the limited ‘early access’ of the service. Luna currently has a collection of only 50 games, but we have all the reasons to hope that it will expand significantly in the near future. The most resounding titles available for Luna are Metro Exodus, Resident Evil 7, Two Point Hospital, Furi, Overcooked 2, Shadow Tactics: Blades of The Shogun, and more. These games and the upcoming ones will be streaming at a maximum of 1080p resolution and 60fps, but 4K support is also on its way.
Amazon Luna can be used from computers, smartphones, tablets, and even Fire TV. If you get to benefit from the invite-only early access program, you’ll have to pay a $5.99 fee per month for a ‘Luna Plus’ subscription.
Amazon Luna integrates Twitch
Many gamers like to broadcast their favorite titles while playing, and Amazon has done something special for them. Therefore, the popular Twitch streaming service is integrated into the Luna cloud gaming platform. We shouldn’t be surprised at all since Amazon owns the Twitch service after it bought it in 2014 for a staggering amount of $970 million.
Amazon Luna users can use their good old keyboard and mouse while playing games on the service. They can also connect an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 controller or choose to buy the special Amazon Luna controller that’s worth $50.