Amazon working on it’s own online cloud-based gaming service with the codename Tempo has been in rumours since last year. The company has finally announced the service called Luna along with a new Luna controller at its 2020 annual Alexa hardware event. The new gaming service from Amazon competes directly with Google Stadia, Microsoft xCloud, Sony PlayStation Now and Nvidia GeForce Now along with several other online gaming services from game publishers.
The gaming service is currently limited to US regions only and Amazon says that people in the US region can request for early access via the official website. Also, initially, Luna will be made available on PC, Mac, FireTV, iPhone and iPad. The Android version of the service will be made available sometime after the launch. Amazon has yet to reveal the international rollout of the service.
Amazon has introduced the gaming service at an introductory price of $5.99 per month in its early access phase. The subscription will allow the subscribers to be able to play Luna Plus channel games on two devices at the same time. The service also supports game streaming up to 4K/60fps resolution for supported titles and it will be powered by amazon web services.
According to the official website, the gaming platform will offer games from different genres such as action, adventure, platformer, indie, shooter, RPG, racing and classic games from game publishers like Ubisoft, Capcom, 505 Games and Team 17.
Amazon has also confirmed the partnership with Ubisoft to offer wide-range of existing and new titles on its platform.
In addition to that, the company has also announced a new Luna controller designed specifically for Luna gaming service. The controller uses Bluetooth connectivity and is compatible with Mac, PC and Fire TV devices.