Amazon Introduced a new Cloud-Based Gaming Service called 'Luna' along with its own Controller, a Bizarre Home Drone and more
The Amazon event held today introduced a number of new products and services. Our report begins with Amazon's launch of their new cloud-based gaming service called "Luna" that's available on your Mac, PC and/or Fire TV devices starting today. Web apps for the iPhone and iPad are first and Android is listed as coming in the near future.
Marc Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Entertainment Devices and Services: "We created Luna to make it easy to play great games on the devices customers already own and love. It’s Day One for Luna and we're excited to be working with gamers, streamers, and publishers like Ubisoft and Remedy Entertainment to build a great gaming experience for everyone."
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Players can subscribe to the Luna+ game channel, which offers a growing library of games to play on Fire TV, PC, and Mac, or through web apps on iOS, with Android coming soon. During early access, Luna+ will include action games like Resident Evil 7, Control, and Panzer Dragoon; adventure games like A Plague Tale: Innocence and The Surge 2; platformers like Yooka-Laylee and The Impossible Lair and Iconoclasts; and fan favorites like GRID, ABZU and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Luna+ will be offered at an introductory price of $5.99/month during the early access period, with more titles to be added over time. Additionally, Luna+ subscribers can play on two devices simultaneously and get resolutions of 4K/60fps for select titles.
Amazon also announced a new gaming channel with leading global video game publisher Ubisoft, available directly through Luna. Players who subscribe to this channel will have access to their favorite Ubisoft titles in up to 4K resolution, mobile gameplay, and access to new titles when the channel launches like Assassins Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Immortals Fenyx Rising the same day they release. This is the first of multiple Luna game channels in development, where customers can play games from their favorite publishers and genres.
Chris Early, SVP of Partnerships and Revenue, Ubisoft: "We're proud to be working alongside Amazon on Luna, utilizing the power of cloud gaming to provide our players with another way to access our games, wherever they are. Ubisoft's channel on Luna will allow players to experience our new releases along with many of our catalog games, while enjoying player-friendly features like Alexa and Twitch integrations."
Amazon's Security Drone: Always Home Cam
Introducing Ring's 'Always Home Cam,' a small, autonomous indoor camera that will automatically fly to predetermined areas of the home, giving you multiple viewpoints with just one camera.
Built with privacy in mind, it only records when in flight; when it’s not in use it sits in a doc and the camera is physically blocked. And, it’s loud enough so you hear when it’s in motion.
The Ring Always Home Cam will be $249 when it launches next year. It's a much larger device than is imagined in the photo. Below is a video about the drone.
There was a lot more stuff that Amazon introduced today and you can check it all out here.