Amazon kicks off early access for cloud gaming service Luna

Only a small group of people have been allowed access for now

Amazon has begun sending out a limited amount of early access invitations to customers for its upcoming cloud gaming service, Luna.

The company announced it had released a wave of invites to a small selection of US customers in a blog post. It revealed that it had “received hundreds of thousands of requests” and plans to invite more gamers into the service over the coming months.

Amazon Luna will allows players to stream a selection of games to their PC, Mac, iOS devices and Fire TV, with Android being included in the future. There is also The Luna+ Game Channel, a paid-for subscription service at US$5.99 a month that grants access to a library of over 50 games.

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Numerous huge studio releases are available at launch, with such titles as Metro Exodus, Control and The Surge 2. Accompanying the AAA games is also a wide selection of smaller indie titles, including Abzû, Rime and Sonic Mania.

To play these games, early adopters can use any Bluetooth capable controller that is able to pair with their devices. Amazon is also offering its own Luna-branded controller for $49.99, and contains the technology for lower latency gaming and Alexa for easy voice control options.

Finally, a Ubisoft Channel is also scheduled to arrive on the service in the future. No launch date has been anounced, but it is set to bring some of the year’s biggest titles such as Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion.

More games, channels and features also have been promised to be added in the future. Anyone who still wishes to register interest for early access is still able to through Amazon’s official Luna page.

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