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Amazon is sending out free trial invites for its cloud gaming service Luna
It will then cost $5.99 per month during an early access period
Amazon has begun distributing free trial invites for its new cloud gaming service, Luna.
Announced in September, the Stadia and xCloud rival is powered by the Amazon Web Service infrastructure and will allow users to stream games at up to 4K/60fps on PC, Mac, Fire TV and iOS devices, with Android to follow.
Luna will offer a library of games behind a subscription service, plus Twitch integration and support for a $49.99 Luna game controller. Releasing this month, the controller is Alexa-enabled and connects directly to the cloud for lower latency gaming, according to Amazon.
Some players who requested early access to Luna are now receiving invites to sign up for a free seven-day trial, after which they’ll be charged an introductory price of $5.99 per month. The service currently supports streams up to 1080p/60fps.
Luna users will be able to subscribe to various paid channels offering access to their own game libraries. For example, the Luna+ game channel—which is included in the base subscription—will include titles such as Resident Evil 7, Control, Panzer Dragoon, A Plague Tale: Innocence, The Surge 2, Yooka-Laylee and The Impossible Lair, Iconoclasts, Grid, Abzu and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
So far Amazon has announced one additional Luna channel, for publisher Ubisoft. Players who subscribe to this channel will have access to Ubisoft titles including new releases like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Immortals Fenyx Rising the same day they release.
Inside the Luna experience, players will see Twitch streams for games in the service, and from Twitch, they’ll be able to instantly start playing Luna titles.
Users can play games with a keyboard and mouse, a Bluetooth game controller, or the Luna controller.