Now all three are in the game. Amazon joins Google Stadia and Xbox Game streaming by Microsoft with Amazon Luna, their cloud game streaming service.
The service from the Amazon Luna launch page looks like Google Stadia and offers similar features of unlimited gameplay with a growing library of games. They didn’t announce an exact number of games available at launch. Streaming quality expects to be up to 1080p 60 Fps with 4K Coming soon.
You can plan on up to 2 devices simultaneously on Amazon Luna and can play on PC, Mac, Fire TV device, and web apps on the iPhone and iPad. We know Apple’s stance on gaming apps, so you’ll end up playing through a browser on iOS from the sounds of this statement. Not sure how that experience is going to be.
Luna+ is in early access invitation only right now for the intro price of $5.99 per month. But there will be other game channels offered to add on to the service such as Ubisoft, which is as coming soon. But will give you the same unlimited hours of gameplay, ultimate editions of games with DLC for select titles. The same 1080p 60 FPs streaming quality can stream to 1 device simultaneously and available on the same devices as Luna+ will be.
While you can use an Xbox Controller, DualShock 4 controller, and keyboard and mouse. A dedicated Amazon Luna controller will be available for $50. The controller will use Cloud Direct technology, according to Amazon, will latency between 17 to 30 milliseconds. The layout seems to be a mix of both the Xbox, PlayStation, and Stadia controllers. With a dedicated Alexa button on it.
There will also be tight Twitch integration, of course, for those who want to stream live while gaming.
For internet speed requirements, Amazon is suggesting for Luan to have at least 10Mbps of speed with 35Mbps required for 4K streaming.
So we now have all three big cloud data services companies in the game streaming service. Microsoft, Amazon, and Google are battling in this space. Not names just a few years ago you would expect here. We also have new consoles coming out with the Xbox Series X and the Playstation 5. It’s going to be a very fun and interesting time coming up in gaming. I can’t wait!