The Amazon Luna Library Will be Decimated in December

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Amazon Luna’s Library is Shrinking Radically

Update: A handful of games listed have gotten a reprieve (see those stricken out) and additional games have been removed including:

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence (Dec. 20, 2022)
  • The Surge (Dec. 20, 2022)
  • Star Wars Pin Ball (Dec. 20, 2022)

A little over a week ago, we reported on a worrying trend in that Amazon Luna was losing a lot of games – a lot more than it was getting. Unfortunately, it now looks like this has escalated in a major way! Looking through the current Luna catalog (checkout an example game page), it appears that no less than 45 games will be leaving the service in December (in addition to Killer Queen Black leaving this world everywhere including Luna on Nov. 30)! What’s even more unfortunate is that this list also includes many of Luna’s best titles.

  • Tumblestone (Dec. 1, 2022)
  • Phogs (Dec. 1, 2022)
  • Chorus (Dec. 1, 2022) (Stayed)
  • Furi (Dec. 1, 2022)
  • Ghost of a Tale (Dec. 1, 2022)
  • Iconoclasts (Dec. 1, 2022)
  • Rez Infinite (Dec. 1, 2022)
  • R-Type Dimensions (Dec. 1, 2022) (Stayed)
  • Steamworld Dig (Dec. 1, 2022)
  • Victor Vran (Dec. 1, 2022)
  • Resident Evil 7 (Dec. 8, 2022)
  • Yakuza Like a Dragon (Dec. 8, 2022)
  • Thimbleweed Park (Dec. 15, 2022)
  • Super Mega Baseball Extra Innings (Dec. 15, 2022)
  • Super Mega Baseball 3 (Dec. 15, 2022)
  • The Surge 2 (Dec. 15, 2022)
  • Judgment (Dec. 15, 2022)
  • Myst (Dec. 15, 2022)
  • Castlevania Anniversary Collection (Dec. 22, 2022) (Staying)
  • Contra Anniversary Collection (Dec. 22, 2022) (Staying)
  • The Pillars of the Earth (Dec. 22, 2022)
  • Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun (Dec. 22, 2022)
  • Deponia Doomsday (Dec. 22, 2022)
  • Edna & Harvey: The Breakout (Dec. 22, 2022)
  • Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes (Dec. 22, 2022)
  • Yakuza Zero (Dec. 23, 2022)
  • blasphemous (Dec. 29, 2022)
  • Yoku’s Island Express (Dec. 29, 2022)
  • Yooka-Laylee (Dec. 29, 2022)
  • Enter the Gungeon (Dec. 29, 2022)
  • Smite Battlegrounds of the Gods (Dec. 29, 2022)
  • Olija (Dec. 29, 2022)
  • Gris (Dec. 29, 2022)
  • Katana Zero (Dec. 29, 2022)
  • Disc Room (Dec. 29, 2022)
  • Samurai Warriors 5 (Dec. 29, 2022)
  • Carrion (Dec. 29, 2022)
  • Epic Chef (Dec. 29, 2022)
  • Dirt Rally 2.0 (Dec. 31, 2022) (Staying)
  • Dirt 5 (Dec. 31, 2022) (Staying)
  • Transformers Battlegrounds (Dec. 31, 2022)
  • Dreamworks Troll Hunters Defenders of Arcadia (Dec. 31, 2022)
  • DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders (Dec 31, 2022)
  • DreamWorks Spirit Lucky’s Big Adventure (Dec 31, 2022)
  • Adventure Time Pirates of the Enchiridion (Dec 31, 2022)

While this isn’t a total death sentence for the service, it appears to point to a lack of commitment from Amazon to the product. We know of only a few games which are set to be added to the library – including three slated for November that haven’t yet materialized.

The Luna controller saw some deep discounts over Black Friday weekend. The sale price may compensate partially for the loss in value in the service. However, purchasers might have expected to be playing some of these games come Christmas and in the new year. Thankfully, the Luna controller does additionally work as a standard bluetooth controller outside of the service – something the Google Stadia controller unfortunately lacks.


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