Amazon now presents the power to purchase video games on its Luna cloud gaming service, however the brand new function comes with a giant catch: at the least for now, you’ll solely be capable of purchase choose Ubisoft titles.
For me, Amazon was promoting video games you should purchase proper on the main Luna homepage, together with the just-released Murderer’s Creed Mirage. Nevertheless, 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 concerning the function.
The flexibility to purchase video games is all properly 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. Based on Amazon, you’ll be capable of play the Ubisoft video games you purchase via Luna offline in your PC, too.
However Amazon’s announcement concerning the new function hints on the risk that you simply would possibly be capable of play these bought Ubisoft video games on different cloud companies as properly. Right here’s the road in query from Amazon’s blog post and with my emphasis:
When clients buy via Luna, they personal the sport license, and they’re going to be capable of play on Luna or obtain for offline play by way of the Ubisoft Join PC launcher.
Because you personal the sport license, it looks as if you might be capable of, say, purchase an Ubisoft recreation on Luna, stream it for a bit on Luna, after which decide up your progress via 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 doable that may very well be to another fascinating eventualities down the road.)
We’ve additionally requested Amazon if it plans to let clients purchase and stream non-Ubisoft video games in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later. Google supplied the power to purchase video games on Stadia, its now-shuttered cloud service.