Amazon Luna: streaming video games also on Linux?

Amazon Moon

New streaming services for videogames are being born every time. Netflix popularized this type of video service, now it has also reached the gaming world with Google Stadia, Sony Play Station Now, NVIDIA GeForce Now, Shadow, etc. And one of the last to join is Amazon Moon, since the American platform seems that it is interesting to exploit the world of video games with Twitch, Prime Gaming, etc.

Amazon Luna was originally released for Microsoft Windows users only, but it seems they are working to reach GNU / Linux users as well, as they are looking to hire people with experience in Proton / Wine according to some job advertisements on job boards. In addition, the announcement itself says that the role of the contractor will be related to the source code of open source projects such as Proton and Wine to be able to run video games in a stable and efficient way.

Amazon, in the job advertisement, also gives other details, such as "solving difficult technical problems in the Linux graphical stack, from the Linux kernel to graphics libraries. In addition, they need people capable of working with DirectX, Vulkan, DXVK, and OpenGL, as well as knowing how to dive deep into graphics-related performance problems and find solutions to solve them. Clearer, impossible ...

Regardless of what you think of the streaming services In the cloud, Amazon Luna now makes this move that is still interesting. Great news to take all those who have distros to use the service and play native titles for Windows.

On the other hand, in defense of Amazon Luna, which is also based on a browser, like Stadia, it seems that it has managed to offer what gamers were looking for and that at first it was thought that it would be Stadia, but that they were finally disappointed . That is, Luna will be like the Netflix of video games, by paying a subscription you can have access to a large library of titles of all kinds, without having to pay in the store as happens in Stadia with many titles ...


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