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Amazon Luna: The cloud service boss has left five months after the announcement



Amazon Luna: The cloud service boss has left five months after the announcement

Amazon boss Luna left his position five months after the announcement and joined Unity.

Marc Whitten, VP of Amazon’s Entertainment Device and Services division, left his position this month to join Unity’s Create Solutions division as Senior Vice President and General Manager. Whitten, to put it more simply, was the boss of Amazon Lunathe cloud gaming service of the e-commerce giant.

This comes shortly after the worrying news dedicated to Google Stadia which has decided to abandon the development of internal titles in favor of a simple support for third-party teams. Amazon Luna, we remind you, was unveiled in September 2020: Whitten he then leaves his position five months after the announcement.

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The cloud gaming service is based on the Amazon Web Service infrastructure and allows users to stream games in maximum quality of 4K / 60 FPS to multiple devices simultaneously with a single account, using Fire TV, PC, Mac and iOS. Android support is in beta for now. Amazon Luna’s idea is to offer a series of subscription channels that give access to a series of games: for now, Luna + (a collection of games from the last few years) and Ubisoft + (the most recent games from the French company) are available.

For the moment, Amazon Luna is only available in the USA: is the abandonment of the head of the service a symptom of problems with the project? The first road tests speak of the lights and shadows of the service.