Another big company jumps into cloud gaming.
Well that's a bit 'luna'-tic
Can’t be worse than Stadia that’s for sure. Lol
Amazon and Stadia could team up and I still don't think people would give a shit.
It doesn't matter if people don't want it if they all force it and the publishers willingly stop making games for consoles and PC's.
The logo is similar to something else in the gaming/tech space but I can't remember what!
Stadia, almost forgot about that service. lol
@Mr Pumblechook looks very similar to the proton VPN logo
Yeah it would be difficult to get below stadia. The other thing is google tends to abandon projects that do not take off immediately and Amazon often, not always, but often tries to improve it until it works.
Such a stupid name, and I thought Stadia was bad. "Dude, let's go play Luna!" Said no one ever.
how could they it hasn't existed
Said Noctis lol
People say Luna I think of Sailor Moon Sorry Amazon...
Names like "Alexa" and "luna" are usually selected for voice recognition purposes, they're easily identified.
R.I.P Stadia and Luna
I immediately thought of ‘Lunar’ from Sega CD.
Don't underestimate Amazon. No one's said it because it wasn't a thing. They're evil geniuses, and I genuinely hope the dedicated gamers fight hard against them. I think we're going to see songs rather aggressive acquisitions. Microsoft's purchase of Zenimax is arguably a good thing. Amazon is probably going to do something extreme. They likely will purchase a studio with very prominent IPs. The industry is becoming unrecognizable in some ways.
@darkxyde So are google though, but they learned, as MS has, that the gaming industry requires more than throwing billions of dollars at it.
see yourself out
I'm a bit unimpressed lately with the offerings of Prime. They should beef that up instead of going for cloud gaming
If Amazon start buying big studios like Take Two, Activision, EA, Ubisoft... it's going to be a catastrophe. They have the money...
Bethesda's acquisition makes more sense now: Microsoft is now in a position to keep their games off those platforms, but likely still on other consoles. It's a pretty effective sleight against Amazon, Google, and now with Apple's decision, iOS devices. Hmm.
@mr pumblechook just throwing a hat here. Abstergo industries?
Where do they come up with these game streaming service names?
pffft, haha I love the internet..if cant find something to laugh about you're dead.
Thanks for that. Now I'm wondering if Google's Alexa and Amazon's Luna are chicks the executives met at some bar in Vegas and had a fun time with one night before an important board meeting.
It means moon. I'm not sure what they mean with that.
You’ll be up all night gaming. Or maybe RaidenBlack is correct..,
Females names. They might assume they sound more friendly.
females are considered more friendly everywhere. Whether or not they're more friendly because they're better at manipulation is up for grabs but at least they smile if and when they decide to stab you in the back. All in good fun lol
Mate if you ever worked with cloud services you'd be driven insane with the names
Atleast some thought and effort has been put into this regarding games and pricing. Google needs to wake up..or is Stadia already dead?
Pricing seems very reasonable indeed. If this service gets integrated into Amazon Prime, this could prove very exciting!
I think that horse has been beaten to such a fine pulp that it's not going to "wake up" even with the help of necromancy. Google definitely should though, and realize their half-hearted attempt at a product is a bust.
So it probably means that MS is not buying up these companies to keep their games off PS. It's to keep them off other cloud streaming platforms.
No...MS wants users and subscribers for its products. That's why they are buying companies...to get a stronger user/subscriber base.
Yes...Keeping those big games off their competition in cloud gaming is going to drive that user/subscriber base.
Why can't they just let these developers and publishers put their products on everyone's service? It doesn't matter who's service they are keeping them off...
You mean because they are greedy and selfish and don't care about whats best for gaming, yeah I agree with you 100%.
Simple: There is less competitive value in a streaming service that provides the end-result same quality across the board if they all have the same content. The best way to get people to use your service then relies entirely on pricing and content. It's why movie subscription plans compete based on their library, not on their ability to stream 4k. They all do 4k.
"Luna: Cloud Gaming without the Games. Do nothing with Early Access. Coming: 2021."
Luna?? LOL!! Just smh.
This is for all those downvoting me to hell when I said Microsoft wasn't going after Sony but Google and Amazon.
The console war is still happening and the cloud gaming war does not negate that. So yeah, you deserved those downvotes.
Why does it matter who they are trying to keep games from? Why can't these companies make games for everyone?
Seems already miles ahead of Stadia. My question is how will they be able to go on MAC when all others are failing because of Apple TOS?
They said, iOS would be thru the web browser not an app
Nice at least they found a way :)
Web browser access only, not in-store app.
Tks for the infos
Color me...not interested.
Well, keep supporting these cloud gaming services and this would be the future... Might need to subscrib to 5-6 services to play all your favourite games, with no option to just buy a physical or even a digital copies. All games become intentionally dragged on, with more grinding and perhaps more episodes, just so you stay on the subscription for longer. As a gamer, I truly appreciate any developers that are still creating solid single player games that give you decent amount of content with a single price tag. Be it on PS, Xbox or Nintendo.
I don't think the option to purchase will go away any time soon
It doesn't matter is people support them, if they can convince enough publishers and developers to only use streaming then it doesn't matter if people want streaming or not if it's the only option.
We have the power as consumers if we complain enough and vote with our wallets things will go our way
@RightFootGames You mean if they are not profiting, they would still do it? It totally matter if people support them. They would only do it if they are earning money, no one pointing a gun to our heads to subscribe or use these cloud gaming services. But they are smart, they make people think they have no choice and this is the only way to go. How it is more awesome... Imagine if Stadia shutdown... games that people bought on the platform, will they still have access to them? Or all the licenses are locked behind a pay gate? Almost like I have to subscribe to a service to wear the shoes that I bought with my own money.
If the only way to play new games is streaming then people will use streaming. You are incredibly naive if you think they can't force streaming. Or that enough people will just stop gaming to actually stop them... get real. It's why we have DLC MTX and paid online. I never wanted any of those things, I have bought a number of DLC you could count on the finger of one hand and zero mtx yet it hasn't stopped it from being in every game.
Not surprised to be honest. They have the biggest cloud infrastructure. SaaS,IaaS,PaaS etc. They have been building up for this for sometime now.
This is what I was talking about. All the other trillion dollar tech companies are moving in and faster than I expected. I assume they too will be making large acquisitions soon enough. If Amazon adds this as part of Prime, it could possibly easily blow up faster than anything else.
Yeah, because Stadia being dead and DOA really says streaming is a great idea. Eh, just something else to ignore.
cloud gaming will be big one day but its entirely dependant of what your connections like. ive no chance with copper BB Sky......
Thought 1: lol Stadia Thought 2: I don't care, in my experience cloud gaming adds lag, worst thing a game can have, and ruins my experience completely. Unless I am absolute forced to by an amazing, epic game, I will not use it. Thought 3: I just bought a PS5, so I have at least 7 years of not having to worry about "cloud gaming."
Ok, Amazon. So, let's hear the pitch. I can choose xCloud with exclusives and Gamepass as well as buy my media physically to "own". So, why would I choose you over Microsoft or even Sony and Nintendo?
I wish google and amazon would launch actual consoles rather than bloody cloud services
Great another gaming service 🙄
I bet it will do better than Google stadia... nothing else, though
Uh cloud gaming is broken just a way to earn a quick buck. Maybe one day it will function probably. But as a gamer I sure hope this doesn’t become the norm for Sony and Microsoft after the PS5 and Series X ends.
What is the point?