Amazon has simply lifted the lid on its cloud gaming service Luna – and its controller definitely reminds us of one thing.
Luna is powered by Amazon’s Internet Service infrastructure and, like rivals akin to Google Stadia and Microsoft’s xCloud, will enable gamers to stream video games throughout a number of gadgets, together with computer systems and tablets. 4K/60fps efficiency is promised, and the the service will likely be out there within the US for an introductory worth of $5.99 a month. Curiously, Amazon has introduced that completely different ‘channels’ will likely be out there that grant entry to completely different video games; many of those will likely be targeted on particular person publishers (Ubisoft is getting its personal one, for instance, which is able to give entry to the studio’s video games on the day of launch).
Luna customers could have a number of management choices, together with keyboards, mice or Bluetooth pads. Nonetheless, it is the $49.99 Luna Controller – which additionally provides Alexa assist and has a direct connection to the cloud for low latency enter – which caught our eye.
Now, we’re properly conscious that controller design has gotten to the purpose the place most pads look fairly comparable – two analogue sticks, a digital pad, shoulder triggers and 4 face buttons – however that Luna pad actually does look loads just like the Nintendo Swap Professional controller.
Possibly you disagree? Tell us with a remark – and when you’re at it, tell us what you make of Amazon’s cloud gaming service as properly.