Amazon Luna UK release date rumours are rife after Amazon finally announced it’s long-rumoured cloud-based games-streaming service, Luna.
Luna will allow to play games on remote computer servers meaning you won’t need to buy or own a console or powerful gaming PC! Or you’ll need is a controller.
Gamers can subscribe to the Luna+ channel and will get access to a library of select older games such as Control, Resident Evil: Biohazard, Sonic Mania Metro: Exodus and more for just $6 a month.
Over 100 games will be available to play on the service at launch with more being announced all the time.
Amazon Luna UK Release Date
When it launches, Luna will work with Amazon’s own devices such as it’s Fire TV dongles. We’re interested to see if games will run on their Echo Show devices. It’ll also be able to be used with Windows and MacOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad and Windows Edge browser.
Luna is available on your Windows PC, Mac, Fire TV, and web apps for iPhone, iPad and some Android phone models. With Luna Controller talking directly to the cloud, there is no need for device-specific setup, making it easy to transition your game from one screen to the next. Luna also supports controllers like Xbox One, Playstation 4, and mouse + keyboard.
I hope Amazon Luna is also compatible with the Scuf Controller and that the UK Release date is iminent!
It’s worth noting that support for Apple devices may end up changing due to Apple restricting other games-streaming services that did not obey its App Store rules recently. So don’t hold your breath.
Luna will compete with Google Stadia. Stadia launched about a year ago (November 19th 2019) which had a big hype surrounding it. But, it hasn’t quite lived up to expectations. Slim pickings when it came to the games you can play with your subscription ensured Stadia had a tough time trying to become established. This hasn’t really allowed it’s self to stand out from the crowd in a somewhat busy area of the gaming market place.
The trouble with Luna is that we’ve already got Xbox Games Pass, PlayStation Now, Apple Arcade and EA Play and Stadia all competing for players hard earned cash. Is it becoming too crowded? And will it get too expensive?
How to register for Amazon Luna
Go to Amazon and sign in.
Go to the Amazon Luna Homepage and click the big icon in the middle of the page to register.
Next, you’ll be asked to fill in a super quick survey. The questions ask you what type of gamer are, how often you play and devices you own. They’ll also ask you how fast your internet is. Just go to google and search ‘broadband speed test’ if you don’t know.
Once you’ve done that you can click Request early access.
Everyone that applies to Amazon Luna early access won’t be allowed in. They probably have a set list of criteria to fill and mix gamers of all abilities and internet speeds. If you aren’t approved, don’t worry it’ll be available to everyone soon!
Amazon will contact you if you’re accepted.
Amazon Luna UK Gaming Channels
The main idea of the Gaming Channels is so that different publishers and developers can add their game libraries to the Luna platform and it seems like each publisher will be setting it’s own fee. For example, to play Ubisoft games you’ll need to pay an additional £1 / $1 for the first month. It doesn’t give much detail as to how much it’ll be after the first month.
Any games you decide to play once Amazon Luna gets released in the UK will be streamed at 1080p as standard, with 4K60fps coming soon for a set collection of titles.
Amazon’s own, Luna+, which will currently give you access to over 100 gaming titles when you subscribe to the monthly price of $5.99. It sure seems at this point that it’s already a fairly strong competitor to Google Stadia but no match for Xbox Game Pass. Here’s all of the games you get with Luna+ during early access:
- Hard Reset Redux
- Atomik: RunGunJumpGun
- The Surge
- The Surge 2
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
- Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
- SteamWorld Dig
- SteamWorld Dig 2
- SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition
- SteamWorld Quest
- Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut
- Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
- Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition
- Mighty Switch Force! Collection
- The Mummy Demastered
- River City Girls
- Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
- Yoku’s Island Express
- Redout: Solar Challenge Edition
- Rez Infinite
- Lumines Remastered
- Metro Exodus
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
- Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
- Wonder Boy: The Dragon Trap
- Sonic Mania Plus
- AO Tennis 2
- The Sexy Brutale
- Star Wars Pinball
- Infinite Minigolf
- Shadow Tactics
- Edna & Harvey: The Breakout – Anniversary Edition
- Deponia Doomsday
- Ghost of a Tale
- Victor Vran: Overkill Edition
- R-Type Dimensions EX
- Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes
- Super Mega Baseball 3
- A Plague Tale: Innocence
- Castlevania Anniversary Collection
- Panzer Dragoon Remake
- Overcooked! 2
- BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
- Paper Beast
- Blazing Chrome
- Tennis World Tour 2
- DiRT Rally 2.0
- Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?!
- Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]
- Contra Anniversary Collection
- Resident Evil 7
- Sythentik: Legion Rising
- Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth
- Thimbleweed Park
- Goodbye Deponia
So when is it going to be available in the UK?
Amazon say that Luna is only available by invite only at this time. And, you have to be resident in the US. We did try and switch our location to the US using a VPN but there’s no fooling Amazon. They knew we aren’t based in the states.
Although we can’t confirm the official release date I recon the Amazon Luna UK Release Date will be some time in December 2021 just in time for the Christmas holidays or in January 2022.
So just to clarify then. There is no official release date for the service in the UK, and the service is currently only available via an early access invitation for players that reside in the US.
Amazon Luna UK Release Date Further Information
We’ll update this article when we hear more. Or, you can check out the Amazon Luna Homepage. Just hit the link.
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