This marks another week where streaming services are working hard to get as many titles as possible onto their platform. GeForce Now brings the big guns and does lost ark available to its subscribers, while Amazon Luna and Xbox Game Pass add some truly enticing titles to their growing catalogs. Here’s what’s new.
Bandwidth is 9to5Google’s weekly look at the cloud gaming market beyond Google’s Stadia platform. Every Friday, we take a look at the biggest news from services like Nvidia GeForce Now, Amazon Luna, PlayStation Now, and Xbox Game Pass, among others. Come back every week and don’t forget to check Stadia changelog, our weekly roundup of everything new on Stadia.
Lost Ark is coming to GeForce Now
One of the great things about GeForce Now is being able to bring free games to the cloud, completely removing limits on where you can play. One of these free games is lost arkwhich is currently available on GeForce Now.
Lost Ark has you exploring new lands and creatures as you embark on a journey in search of treasure, quests, and even PvP duels. Besides combat, you can also focus on developing your non-combat skills, like crafting.
To add, GFN members can get the “Heroic Edition” of Guild Wars 2 connecting and playing on their devices. This edition comes with a few different collectibles, including the in-game legacy armor suit. In addition to this, new and existing games are added to the list of playable games on GeForce Now, including Dune: The Spice Wars. Here is the full list:
- Dune: The Spice Wars (New version on Steam)
- Holomento (New version on Steam)
- prehistoric kingdom (New version on Steam and Epic Games Store)
- Romans: Age of Caesar (New version on Steam)
- craft sea (New version on Steam)
- Trigon: space history (New version on Steam)
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Blood Hunt (New version on Steam)
- Conan Exiles (Epic Games Store)
- Crawl (Steam)
- Flashing Lights – Police, Firefighting & Emergency Services Simulator (Steam)
- Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition (Steam)
- Jupiter Hell (Steam)
- lost ark (Steam)
- CRESTA SOIL (Steam)
Amazon Luna fills its channels with new additions
Amazon Luna is still new to the game in terms of catalog size and time available to the public. That being said, the service does a pretty decent job of adding new titles to its various channels and trying to offer something for everyone.
This week, Amazon Luna announced that it will be adding several games to various paid channels and four new games to the Prime Gaming channel for Prime subscribers. First, as announced last week, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania arrives on the Luna+ channel. This iteration of the classic has you spinning through different worlds with one goal: to stop Dr. Bad-Boon from destroying Jungle Island. This addition will be ready to play in May.
On the family channel, Pack your bags is added for everyone to enjoy. In this hectic game, players must race to move an entire town after a business takes over and leaves everyone with no choice but to move. This new title will arrive on Family Channel in May.
Finally, the retro channel becomes Capcom arcade stadium, which adds a slew of new (old) games to Amazon Luna. Build the arcade of your dreams and play one of these classic titles:
- Ghosts and Goblins
- Dynasty Wars
- final fight
- 1941: Counterattack
- Senjo no OkamiⅡ
- mega twins
- Carrier Air Wing
- Street Fighter II: World Warrior
- Captain Commando
- Varth: Operation Storm
- Fate Warriors
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo
- Powered Equipment: Strategic Variant Armor Equipment
- Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
- 19XX: the war against fate
- battle circuit
- Giga Wing
- 1944: The master of the loop
One of the big draws of Amazon Luna is the ability for existing Prime members to play select games for free. Although the list is not huge, it has definitely grown with different genres. These titles will be available in May on the Prime Gaming channel:
- Ride 4
- Monster Truck Championsjip
- Metal Slug 3
Next Xbox Game Pass for streamers
For those with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, Xbox is adding a few new titles. First, Loot River (May 3) will be available as a day one release, which means that upon release, you’ll be able to stream on any device you choose.
According to GeForce Now, you will be able to:
Explore procedurally generated labyrinths in a dungeon-crawling action roguelike that combines tense real-time combat with spatial block movement – slide blocks from ancient ruins, battle beastly abominations, loot, explore, level up, strategize, cast powerful spells, die and wake up again.
Second, Xbox Game Pass brings sleeper citizen (May 5) which is also a day one release. This game takes a lot of inspiration from tabletop RPGs where you have a lot of freedom in the kind of path you want to take as an escaped worker in a desolate society. To be added as the last match in the coming weeks, Hike to Yomi (May 5) will arrive on Xbox Game Pass, available for streaming.
As things go, May is shaping up to be a month for cloud gaming. We will probably continue to see new games and free games like lost ark added to GeForce Now along with other games coming to Xbox Game Pass during the month.
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