Amazon announced a number of major new features for its cloud gaming service Luna on Thursday morning, including a new family-oriented series, a “sofa” model for cooperative games, and new benefits for Amazon Prime members.
The message comes from Luna Official Blog, This is clearly one thing and ends the relatively quiet period of Amazon services. Since its debut in October last year, Luna has been adding more games to its library every month. There are currently 96 games in its lineup, but other than that, it’s still a bit quiet.
Luna is a paid subscription service that allows users to play Including video games Stream them directly from Amazon’s servers via a compatible web browser or smart device. The games in the Luna library are a variety of third-party games in the past few years, including such as Bloodstained: Legacy of the Night with No more heroes.
Subscribers can also choose to add additional channels to the subscription, but at an additional cost, but until Thursday, the only channel available is Ubisoft+, which is $14.99 per month.This unlocks access to 36 games of this large Montreal-based developer, including Assassin’s Creed with far cry series. It will be broadcast next month, Far Cry 6, It will be released on Luna the same day it appears on other platforms.
Thursday’s update includes the addition of a new channel, Family, at an additional cost of $2.99 per month.This adds 36 games suitable for children to the Luna+ series, such as The Adventure Pals, Wandersong, Overcooked, And based on Troll hunter, Garfield, with SpongeBob Square Pants Franchise.
There are also plans to launch a new retro game-based channel on Luna sometime in the near future, and cooperate with publishers such as Atari and SNK.
According to Luna’s blog, games planned for Retro Channel include Don Bluth’s classic arcade game of 1983 Dragon’s lair, Interplay platform game in 1991 another world (Aka Leave this world), and at least one entry in SNK King of Warriors series.
Another new feature, Luna Couch, allows subscribers to invite other players to play cooperative and multiplayer games remotely with them. You can start a conversation and send invitation codes to friends of the service, who can dial in to your game from compatible devices, even if they are not Luna subscribers themselves.
It took a second to complete the mechanism, but I was able to host a decent cooperative meeting in 2019 River City Girls There are no practical problems with friends in town. RCG, The old arcade fighter-style beat game usually won’t let you play online with your friends, but Luna does it. We also found that additional players with the code can join and watch the game they are playing, which is an unofficially supported “audience mode”.
This provides an interesting new use case for Luna; like Rainway, Luna can “cheat” local games on its service to achieve networked multiplayer games. This is a narrow niche market, but it may be convenient.
Luna also announced that in addition to PCs, Macs, Fire Tvs, iOS phones and tablets, and Android phones, its services are also compatible with Amazon Fire tablets and Chromebooks.
As an additional promotional measure, Amazon Prime subscribers in the continental United States can also access four games through Luna- Resident Evil 7, Metro Exodus, Katamari Damacy REROLL, with Monster boy and the cursed kingdom — From September 9th to 15th. These games are free to use Prime and can be accessed without Luna subscription.