Microsoft, Google, Apple and now… Amazon. That’s your list of huge global corporations that have invested in cloud gaming. Amazon has announced their take on a cloud gaming platform, Luna. The website claims that the service will have games from multiple notable developers such as Ubisoft, Capcom, 505 Games, and Team 17. The service will be subscription based and will cost $5.99 a month. For that, you will get unlimited hours of play on up to two screens at a time and 1080p/60fps capability at launch with 4k coming soon. You will be able to use Luna on Fire TV, PC, and Mac devices as well as through web apps on iPhones and iPads. We’ll see how they stack up to their competitors when early access begins rolling out by invitation soon.
The Tribeca Film Festival will add video games to its official selections starting in its 2021 festival. The Tribeca Games Award will recognize games that demonstrate artistic excellence in storytelling. Alongside these changes, Tribeca Games is introducing a new advisory board of game and film veterans has been formed to steer forward the presence of games at the festival, including The Game Awards creator and video game journalist Geoff Keighley, video game developer Hideo Kojima, writer and producer Nia DaCosta, creative director of Remedy Entertainment Sam Lake, director Jon Favreau, Electronic Arts co-founder Bing Gordon, and Kiki Wolfkill, head of Halo transmedia and entertainment. Trilby Beresford at The Hollywood Reporter has the full story.