Amazon launches Luna, its new video games platform

Amazon presented ‘Luna’, its new video games streaming platform. It will be available only in the US in a first stage, without a confirmed arrival date in Latin America. According to several specialized websites, ‘Luna’ is still in the development phase. Its launch will be made for a  USD 5.99 monthly subscription as a promotional value, and will not be included on Prime.

In a first step, ‘Luna’ will be available for Fire TV, Windows, Mac, iPhone and iPad. The platform will compete with Google Stadia, Project xCloud, PS Now, NVIDIA GeForce Now, and others. The service will work by channels, that is, users will be able to subscribe to the Luna+ channel, which would be the main one, but there will also be space for studios and company’s channels. Some of the video games available will be ‘Resident Evil 7’, ‘Control’, ‘Panzer Dragoon’, ‘A Plague Tale: Innocence’, ‘The Surge 2’, ‘GRID’, ‘ABZU’ and ‘Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons’. In addition, Luna will allow its subscribers to watch Twitch streams without leaving the platform.

As officially reported by Amazon, Luna will feature its video games in 4K soon, and it will even be possible to play them on up to two devices at the same time. Amazon’s announcement also includes the launch of a joystick, called ‘Luna Controller’, which will be able to connect it through the cloud and will be useful to reduce latency. The product will be launched for USD 49.99, although acquiring it will not be a necessary requirement to use the platform.