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Amazon announces new cloud gaming service, Luna

Early access launches soon on Fire TV, PC, Mac, and iOS web browser

Amazon has unveiled a new cloud gaming service today, Luna.

Luna has opened sign-ups for early access to customers in the United States, and is available for an "introductory price" of $5.99 per month during the period on PC, Mac, Fire TV, and iOS -- the latter notable through the browser, not the App Store. Android availability is planned for a later date.

The service provides cloud streaming for a games library that will include titles such as Control, Resident Evil 7, Overcooked 2, Metro Exodus, and more.

Per Engadget, the base subscription cost provides access to the "Luna+" channel, which will include a select number of games. Other channels will be available later on for an additional, unknown charge, including an Ubisoft channel that will include games like Far Cry 6, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and Immortals: Fenyx Rising upon their respective launches.

This approach walks a middle line between its competitor's pricing options for now, sitting between Google Stadia's offerings of free titles for Pro subscribers coupled with full-priced titles, and Xbox Game Pass' xCloud offering of a full library with the subscription.

Streaming runs through Amazon Web Services and allows for resolutions of 4K and 60fps for select titles, with play available on two devices simultaneously.

Luna is playable with a keyboard and mouse, Bluetooth controllers, or a specialized Luna controller that connects directly to the cloud, which Amazon is selling for $49.99 during the early access period.

Early access invitations will be sent out on a rolling basis in the near future.

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