Amazon has announced the launch of a service called “Luna”, an on-demand video game platform. If cloud gaming is still in its infancy, Google and Microsoft have already positioned themselves in the market. Details of After Microsoft and Google, Amazon launches into video games on demand here.
What’s objective of Luna?
The objective: to develop a new source of growth in a very lucrative sector. The global video game market is expected to generate $ 159.3 billion (+ 9.3% yearly increase trend) this year – compared to more than $ 200 billion by the end of 2023.
The launch of Luna
Faced with Google and Microsoft, Amazon wants its share of the pie. The e-commerce ogre announced Thursday the launch of Luna, an on-demand video game platform, while rumors about the project have been running since 2019. This platform will allow players to directly access their games online via the cloud (remote computing) on the device of their choice – no more old drives and downloads.
No need to download games
This new mode of access to video games allows “players to enjoy Luna games on their favorite devices without lengthy downloads, updates, expensive hardware or complicated setup, ” Jeff Bezos’ group said in a press release on Thursday.
The advantage: players “can even start playing on one screen and resume their game in the same place to continue it on another device”. Only available in the United States for now, the Luna platform is accessible on computers (PC and Mac), applications of the Apple ecosystem (iPhone and iPad). So, a great Tech invention is going to chance user experience for games.
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