Amazon Announced Cloud Gaming Platform Luna

Amazon's Luna cloud gaming platform will compete with Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud.
Amazon's Luna cloud gaming platform will compete with Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud. | Photo by Amazon

Amazon announced Luna, a new cloud gaming platform, during Thursday's hardware event live broadcast.

Luna will be available on PC, Mac, Fire TV, iPhone and iPad at launch, although Amazon did not announce when that launch would take place. An Android version is planned for after the service launches. Users in the U.S. can request early access starting today, and international availability is unknown.

The service will cost $5.99 a month during the early access phase, during which subscribers will be able to play games across two devices at the same time in 4K and 60 frames per second for certain titles.

More than 100 games will appear on the platform, including Resident Evil 7, Control, A Plague Tale: Innocence, Abzu and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. A partnership with Ubisoft will also allow players who subscribe to a specific Ubisoft gaming channel on the platform access to Ubisoft games in up to 4K resolution. The'll also get mobile gameplay and access to new titles such as Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Far Cry 6 on release day.

Luna will feature built-in Twitch integration. Users in Luna will see Twitch streams for games on the service, and Twitch users will be able to instantly start playing Luna games.

An Alexa-enabled Luna Controller will be available for purchase for $49.99 during the service's early access period. Users can also play with mouse and keyboard or another Bluetooth controller.

Luna will compete directly with Google Stadia and Microsoft's xCloud service.