Amazon Welcomes 720p Streaming Mode To Luna Which Lightens On Data Usage For Players


Posted on April 9, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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Predating back to this past October, previously codenamed ‘Project Tempo’ was unveiled to be Luna and to enter beta testing for select users to participate in. While the questionable reception for Stadia is still lingering, Amazon offered to be innovating in interesting ways. One being the account link to the marketed controller so no matter the device – your gamepad is your key to continue playing from where you left off.

However, the future in regards to Luna is put into question. It is from the recent departure of Amazon Cloud Gaming head Marc Whitten. Whitten worked for Amazon for nearly five years as he now poses as Senior Vice President & General Manager at Unity Create that goes to toss Luna into uncertainty leading forward.

Despite the lost of leadership, Luna still shows to be on the right path as more innovative approaches are being integrated into the cloud streaming service. In a new blog post this week, Amazon reveals that Luna is welcoming a new 720p streaming option which eats up less data when in use.

We’re enabling a new 720p option, allowing for decreased bandwidth and data usage by streaming at a lower resolution. With this setting, customers that have data cap limitations from their internet service providers can play at a lower resolution without sacrificing gameplay performance.

Outside of Luna, other cloud gaming services has yet to properly incorporate a feature which directly puts the data cap on its users into consideration. Howbeit, that is not to knock other niché features implemented previously. Namely the click to play feature on Stadia that allows players to instantly drop into the respected game when watching a video of it on YouTube.

In other clound streaming news, Nvidia announces to be rising its prices for GeForce Now. While pioneering the platform ahead of the current figures like Google & Amazon, the firm welcomes the new ‘Priority’ tier that asks for $9.99 instead of the $4.99 previously. You can read the full report by heading here.

Do you plan to use the 720p streaming option on Luna?

Luna is available now in beta for Andorid, iOS, television, and PC.

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