Amazon hat seinen neuen Streaming-Service Luna angekündigt. Zur Einführung kostet er $5,99 in den USA. Über einen Start hierzulande konnte ich noch nichts finden. Startspiele sind unter anderem Resident Evil 7, Control, Tacoma, Rez Infinite, Metro Exodus, The Sexy Brutale, Overcooked 2. Ubisoft wird einen speziellen "Channel" für seine Inhalte anbieten. Einen Controller für $49,99 gibts auch. Kompatibel mit Fire TV, PC, Mac und iOS, Android in einigen Wochen. 1080p derzeit, später mit Ziel 4K/60fps.
Luna will cost $5.99 -- at least -- in early access. That price unlocks access to Luna+, the baseline channel that will feature a mix of games, including Resident Evil 7, Control, Tacoma, Rez Infinite, Metro Exodus, The Sexy Brutale, Overcooked! 2 and others. Not all of the titles listed up there will be available on day one, but they’re all on the early access docket.
Luna will have more channels with curated content, each available at an additional, as-yet-unknown cost. The first confirmed channel comes from Ubisoft, and will include a broad selection of games from the publisher’s catalog, plus same-day releases of upcoming titles including Far Cry 6, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Immortals Fenyx Rising.
Amazon is aiming to have about 100 games available during the early beta period, spread between Luna+ and the Ubisoft channel.
The channeled approach to game streaming was borrowed from Amazon’s Prime Video experience, which offers certain stations as paid additions. That said, Luna will evolve as early access carries on and the feedback rolls in.
“You may even see other types of channels like a genre-based channel,” said Marc Whitten, Amazon’s head of Luna. “Or other ways to think about specific pieces of content that might be very attractive to a certain set of customers.”
Amazon specifies that $5.99 a month is the price of a Luna+ subscription during early access, so this base price is likely to change with the launch of Luna 1.0.