Get Ready for Luna
We wrote last month that Amazon are making another attempt to break into the video gaming market with Prime Gaming, but it looks like they’ve got another service in the works, as they today announced Luna, a new video game streaming service set to launch next month.
Luna will let players stream games from a library onto their Fire TV, PC, Mac, Android, or iPhone, and can play with either a keyboard and mouse, a Bluetooth controller, or a Luna controller, and can instantly switch from one device to another.
“It’s Day One for Luna—we are excited to work with gamers, streamers, and publishers like Ubisoft and Remedy Entertainment to build a great gaming experience for everyone.” Said Marc Whitten, Amazon’s Vice President of Entertainment Devices and Services.
As part of Amazon’s commitment to making a name for themselves in video gaming, they’ve already announced a partnership with Ubisoft which will see games like Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Immortals: Fenyx Rising turn up on the system on the same day they release for console and PC.
We're excited to announce the Ubisoft channel coming soon to @AmazonLuna!
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— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) September 24, 2020
It’s yet to be seen whether other developers will partner with Amazon, or whether their games will be available on a case by case basis. With Ubisoft getting an entire channel on Luna (Just picture a Netflix category) It’s easy to see how the system could work, as it’ll let people scroll through games based on genre, developer, or even director to find their next game.
If you’re interested in the service, the good news is that if you’re in the US you can sign up for early access here.
Will you be checking out the Luna? Let us know down in the comments.