Cloud gaming libraries typically grow, but Amazon Luna’s appears to be shrinking — at least for the time being. 9to5 According to Google, the paid Luna+ tier will lose 53 games in February.
Many of these are older or niche titles that you won’t miss, but it does mean that classics like No More Heroes (gone February 11th) and more recent titles like The Medium will be lost (February 9th).
We’ve reached out to Amazon for comment. A spokesperson for Amazon told 9to5Google that the company was “refreshing” its content to keep its collection “as fresh as possible.”
The problem, as you might expect, is that this is not an isolated incident. In December, Amazon added 46 new games to Luna+, including titles from well-known franchises such as the Yakuza series.
According to CloudDosage, the February cull will leave Luna+ with 175 games. If you’re willing to pay for variety, it could be difficult to sell.
Microsoft’s Game Pass and Sony’s PlayStation Plus Premium are both more expensive, but they both promise access to hundreds of games (if frequently from the back catalogue).
The shrinking selection also comes at an inconvenient time. Google Stadia has shut down just a month ago, and that service did not bleed games.
Amazon’s platform won’t necessarily suffer the same fate, but it’s not entering a thriving market — and those competitors who remain sometimes offer benefits that Luna doesn’t, such as GeForce Now’s 240Hz mode.