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Power play — Amazon enters the gaming industry

After speculations and rumours for approximately a year, Amazon finally unveiled their new gaming service Luna yesterday. Much like Google’s gaming service Stadia, Luna is a cloud gaming service where you pay a monthly fee to get access to hundreds of game digitally. You can use the devices that you already own to access Luna, which means that phones, computers or existing Playstation and Xbox controllers can be plugged in to get going easily.

Amazon did also release its own controller though, which will cost around €45 during the early access period. The Luna Controller can connect to any wifi and Bluetooth-supported screen.

For around €5 a month you can access already available gaming titles such as Resident Evil 7, Control, Panzer Dragoon, A Plague Tale: Innocence, The Surge 2, Yooka-Laylee, GRID, Abzu, and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Amazon says more titles will be added ”over time.”

For now, only gamers in the US can request an invitation for early access to Luna. Gamers from other regions of the world have to wait for its broader release.

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