The official Luna Controller from Amazon. It’s not required to access any of this week’s new developments, but it directly connects to your router for the sake of quicker cloud-gaming response times. [credit:
Jeff Dunn ]
It has been a while since we’ve heard anything major from Luna, Amazon’s game-streaming service that largely resembles Google Stadia, Xbox Game Streaming, and other cloud-based ways to stream video games from a server farm to your screen of choice. Today, Amazon breaks its recent streaming silence with a few new ways to get more players into Luna for less money.
The first move involves Amazon’s massive Prime service, which is finally becoming an instant, free-with-your-subscription way to stream Luna games. Starting right now, paying Prime members can either load Luna’s website or install the Luna app on any compatible device, sync a compatible gamepad, and play the entirety of four very solid video games: Resident Evil 7, Metro Exodus, Katamari Damacy Reroll, and Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom.
This access doesn’t require signing up for a Luna free trial, and it doesn’t pause any of these games after an arbitrary limit of hours or in-game progress. But there is a catch: the Prime access to these four games runs out in seven days, on September 15—at which point anyone who wants to keep playing those four games can formally sign up for the “Luna+” tier for $5.99/month (with a free seven-day trial, if you haven’t claimed one of those yet). Before September 15, at least, no formal Luna sign-up is required.
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