Amazon announces new cloud gaming device called Luna

A Luna Controller with built-in Alexa support will also be released

Amazon has introduced Luna, its new cloud gaming service developed by the company.

Luna will initially be available to mainland US residents on PC, Mac, Fire TV and web apps for iPhone and iPad. An Android version is also expected to be arriving sometime after launch. Amazon has yet to specify when the service will be released, although those interested can request for early accessnow .

At launch, it will be available at US$5.99 that will allow members to stream unlimited hours of games up to 1080p resolution, and on two devices at the same time. 4K is also said to be coming at a later date. Numerous games will be included into the service, including Metro Exodus, Control, Resident Evil VII: Biohazard and The Surge 2.

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A Ubisoft subscription will also be coming to the service. With this, users can play a wide range of titles from the company such as Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion. It will also be possible to unlock ultimate editions with all downloadable content on selected games. However, members can only stream to one device at a time and no price has been announced.

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Amazon Luna Controller. Credit: Amazon

Alongside this, Amazon is releasing the Luna Controller. The accessory aims to reduce the latency by 17 to 30 milliseconds, against a standard Bluetooth connection. It’s said to instantly pair to the cloud, negating the need to pair the device. Alexa is also infused into the controller, allowing users to instantly launch their games through the device.

The Luna Controller will available for early access members for $49.99, and after early access it will be raised to $69.99. Anyone who doesn’t wish to purchase one can use an Xbox One controller, DualShock 4 controller, or a mouse and keyboard to play their games.

Amazon Luna will be available directly through the company and is open for early access requests on the official site.

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Amazon Luna joins the cloud gaming market alongside other competitors such as Google Stadia and Microsoft’s recently launched service, which opened with over 150 playable games and Xbox Game Pass support.

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