Amazon is preparing to launch its video game cloud service, Luna
By Bob Garcia
The video game streaming space is starting to get crowded
Cloud gaming is poised to become the next big thing in the video game industry, so many companies that want to make a solid entry into the industry are announcing their own online game streaming services. The latest announcement was made by Amazon and its new platform, Luna, which was revealed during the company’s hardware event that took place yesterday. This is a project that has been rumored to be coming since last year; however, it was pushed back due to many delays.
The release date has not been announced yet, but it was revealed that, much like the early rollout of Google Stadia, players will be able to enjoy an early access period, which is supposed to be on by now. Luna will be compatible to use on PC, Mac, Fire TV, iPhone and iPad and the only difference with the last two devices is that they will need to access the service through the web browser as it will not be offered as an app to download from the store. Finally, an Android launch is scheduled to come right after the service is launched.
For the launch, the service will have a free version and a paid version with an initial price of $5.99 per month, which will grant customers access to premium service Luna Plus. This premium service comes with access to the Luna Plus channel that will allow players to be able to play on two devices at the same time, while some titles in its library will also offer 4k resolution and 60 FPS.