Amazon Luna is a Stadia competitor heading to the USA soon

Amazon Luna is a cloud gaming service to rival Google’s Stadia, and will launch in the USA shortly, the corporation today confirmed.

Early access pricing to the Luna+ game channel has been set at $5.99 USD/month for those who are granted access, offering up a library of 100 triple-A games including Remedy’s Control and Capcom’s Resident Evil 7. Moreover, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Immortals Fenyx Rising have both been confirmed for launch day availability, while a decided Ubisoft games channel is also coming to the service.

At present, users can stream in up to 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second (FPS), though 4K resolution is coming soon. Users are also able to stream games on two devices at the same time. Streaming is available through PC, Mac, Amazon Fire TV and web apps for both the iOS and iPad. The latter is rather strange as Apple has blocked similar streaming services from both Google (Stadia) and Microsoft (xCloud) in the past.

Mouse and keyboard setups alongside Bluetooth-enabled controllers are supported through the cloud-based streaming service, with a dedicated Luna controller priced at $50 USD (above). For those who stream to Twitch, in-built capabilities are also present in the service.

For more, or to sign up, head here.

As per usual, there’s no word on Aussie availability, but we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, what do you think of Amazon Luna?

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