Amazon now affords the flexibility to purchase video games on its Luna cloud gaming service, however the brand new characteristic comes with an enormous catch: at the very least for now, you’ll solely be capable to purchase choose Ubisoft titles.
For me, Amazon was promoting video games you should buy proper on the principle Luna homepage, together with the just-released Murderer’s Creed Mirage. Nonetheless, if you find yourself shopping for an Ubisoft recreation on Luna, you’ll want an Amazon Prime or a Luna Plus subscription to have the ability to stream that bought recreation, in accordance with an Amazon weblog put up in regards to the characteristic.
The flexibility to purchase video games is all effectively and good by itself; beforehand, you might solely play video games on Luna by subscribing to particular channels of content material, accessing a rotating set of video games obtainable to Amazon Prime subscribers, or taking part in Ubisoft video games you already owned for PC on the cloud gaming service. In response to Amazon, you’ll be capable to play the Ubisoft video games you purchase by means of Luna offline in your PC, too.
However Amazon’s announcement in regards to the new characteristic hints on the risk that you just would possibly be capable to play these bought Ubisoft video games on different cloud providers as effectively. Right here’s the road in query from Amazon’s weblog put up and with my emphasis:
When clients buy by means of Luna, they personal the sport license, and they’re going to be capable to play on Luna or obtain for offline play through the Ubisoft Join PC launcher.
Because you personal the sport license, it looks as if you might be capable to, say, purchase an Ubisoft recreation on Luna, stream it for a bit on Luna, after which decide up your progress by means of one other cloud gaming service like Nvidia’s GeForce Now. We’ve requested Nvidia, Ubisoft, and Amazon if that could be a risk, and we’ll replace you with what we hear. (With Ubisoft getting the cloud rights to Activision’s video games if the Microsoft and Activision merger closes, it appears potential that may very well be to another fascinating situations down the road.)
We’ve additionally requested Amazon if it plans to let clients purchase and stream non-Ubisoft video games sooner or later sooner or later. Google supplied the flexibility to purchase video games on Stadia, its now-shuttered cloud service.