Those who don’t want Stadia can at least take a spin with something else instead.
Google Stadia may be dead and buried, but that doesn’t mean the world of game streaming has gone with it. There are other options, and Amazon’s Luna service is determined to make the best of the situation.
If Google Stadia was one of the biggest streaming options, Amazon Luna and Nvidia GeForce Now are others. The latter has already started sending out emails to potential customers, with Ubisoft sending out trials to former Stadia players. Today, it’s Amazon’s turn to embark on the adventure.
As 9to5Google reports, Amazon is giving its new customers the chance to try out Luna+ for two whole months. This subscription normally comes with a seven-day trial period, but Amazon is doing all it can to entice customers.
Once the trial is over, you will have to pay $9.99 per month if you decide to remain a subscriber.
You’ll get access to over 200 games as part of this subscription, and Amazon Prime customers will also get a list of free games just for them. Additionally, Ubisoft gamers will also be able to stream any games they already own on PC, which as the report says could well include any games you’ve purchased on Stadia that have you hooked. were donated by Ubisoft following its closure.
The bad news? Well, Luna is only available in the US for now and you need to have a handful of devices to play. Among these is the Fire TV, while playing via the web and mobile apps is also an option for those who don’t have an Amazon streaming device handy.
Google ended Stadia in January, leaving many gamers and developers stranded. Whether Luna can replace Stadia or not remains to be seen, but at least people can now judge for themselves without having to pay a dime to do so.