Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Luna, the company’s new cloud gaming service. With a play anywhere offering, on devices you already own, there’s every reason to expect Amazon Luna’s invitation for early access will be eagerly snapped up. One of my favorite things about this offering is the Twitch integration that’s purportedly coming to Luna, allowing gamers to broadcast while gaming. This integration will also allow Twitch viewers (who subscribe to Luna) to go from watching a game streaming on Twitch to playing on Luna. Microsoft xCloud, NVIDIA GeForce Now, and Google Stadia are all officially on notice that there’s a new player in the cloud gaming space in town.
NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW launched this week, the company’s much-anticipated subscription-based game streaming service. Here’s a look at how it stacks up against competitors Google Stadia and Sony PlayStation, as well as what I think is ahead for these brands in game streaming service offerings.
Microsoft and Sony teaming up on cloud gaming will allow them to fend off new players like Google Stadia by leveraging Azure and Sony’s imaging. A smart move by both companies, here’s why.