Amazon has waded into the cloud gaming competition with the announcement of a new streaming service called Luna.
Unlike Google’s Stadia, which offers games for purchase individually, Luna users will access games by subscribing to “channels”: The Luna+ channel, for instance, will feature a mix of games including Resident Evil 7, Control, Panzer Dragoon, A Plague Tale: Innocence, Grid, and Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. Other channels are also in the works, including one from Ubisoft that will provide access to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Immortals Fenyx Rising on their launch days.
Along with for support mouse and keyboard and conventional controllers, Luna can also be accessed via a proprietary, Alexa-enabled controller that “connects directly to the cloud to effortlessly control your game, featuring a multiple-antenna design that prioritizes un-interrupted wifi for lower latency gaming,” Amazon said.
“In fact, our testing showed a reduction in roundtrip latency