Amazon is adding a new streaming option to the Luna Cloud gaming platform that will cover the 720p resolution to improve the stability of players on slower internet connections.
Right now, Luna is only streaming at 1080p, with 4K coming at some point in the future. Still, even at 1080p, Internet connections struggling to keep up with the high bandwidth requirements of cloud games can result in delay, delay, and audio issues for the player when using a service like Luna. Amazon now says that those who use Luna in their early access beta – the platform has not yet been released to the public – can switch to 720p streaming mode in the settings panel to help with performance.
“One of the most in-demand features is the ability to play at lower resolutions to match unique internet connection speeds and bandwidth requirements,”
Last autumn, Luna released early access with a unique channel model that borrows concepts from cable and streaming TV. Instead of paying a fee to use the service like Nvidia GeForce Now or buy your games directly as on Google Stadia, Luna itself is free to use, but access to streamed games is gated behind “channels” with individual monthly subscriptions. The only two available right now are Amazon’s Luna Plus channel ($ 5.99 per month) and a dedicated Ubisoft one ($ 14.99).