Amazon Luna: How to use cloud gaming platform Early
- Luna has no release date, but you can sign up for Early Access right away.
- A subscription to “Luna Plus” will cost $5.99 per month, and you will also need the Luna control board. Currently, its “early experience” price is $49.
In the past year, one of the most promising areas in the gaming field is cloud gaming. Microsoft’s xCloud allows you to play new Xbox games on your phone. Games published on Google Stadia can be played on any mobile phone, laptop, or computer.
Now, Amazon wants to join. The e-commerce giant announced its own cloud gaming service Luna on Thursday.
The games available on the platform are the biggest mystery. Amazon has not yet provided a list, although we do know that Ubisoft will bring Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to the platform.
Luna will run on Amazon’s AWS servers and play games at up to 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second at launch. The support for 4K has been dubbed “coming soon.”
A subscription to “Luna Plus” will cost $5.99 per month, and you will also need the Luna control board. Currently, its “early experience” price is $49.
No exact release date for Luna is given, but you can sign up to access the service early through the Amazon website. Sadly, this kind of early access only applies to American citizens.
To register for Early Access, click this link to go to Amazon’s Luna page. You will then fill out a short survey, which will include questions about how often you play, what equipment you own, zip code, and internet speed.
Amazon recommends an internet connection speed of at least 10Mbps when you are done, you will click the “Request Early Access” button and voila.
Unfortunately, Early Access is only invitees, which means that not all registrants will get the code. When the Early Access version goes live, Luna will be able to play on PC, Mac, iOS, and Amazon Fire TV platforms.
What game will Admiral Luna play?
Amazon has not yet released a complete list of titles available on Luna. It did say, but the games available during Early Access will include:
- Resident Evil 7
- Yooka-Laylee and The Impossible Lai
- Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
We also know that Ubisoft will bring its two large games at the end of 2020 on the platform, “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” and “Watchdogs Army”. But it looks like you have to pay extra to play these games.
The Luna page of Amazon’s website shows that Ubisoft will have its own “channel”-presumably an area where you can play Ubisoft games-and you may have to pay extra for this. It is not clear which games will appear on the Luna Plus channel and which publishers will have their domains.