Amazon Luna: What we know about the new cloud gaming service
The owner of Twitch now has its own game streaming service.
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A "Luna Plus" subscription will cost $5.99 per month as part of an invite-only early access program. A controller designed for the service will also be sold, with "early access" pricing of $50, though gamers will also be able to use an Xbox One or PlayStation DualShock 4 controller, as well as a mouse and keyboard to play.
Running on Amazon's AWS servers, games will stream at up to 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second at launch (with 4K support teased as "coming soon"), though a full list of titles wasn't immediately available. The company says that games available in the early access period will include Control, Resident Evil 7, GRID, Yooka-Laylee and The Impossible Lair and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
Ubisoft will be among the early notable publishers on the platform, including bringing Assassin's Creed Valhalla to Luna, although no timeline was given for when its games would arrive beyond, again, "coming soon."
, the popular game-focused video streaming website that Amazon bought in 2014, will be integrated into Luna to allow streamers to broadcast while playing. Amazon says that those watching Twitch streams who also subscribe to its service will be able to go right "from watching Twitch to instantly playing on Luna."
Amazon recommends a minimum internet connection speed of 10Mbps for streaming games on Luna, with 35Mbps listed as the requirement for playing in 4K.
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