The cloud gaming market has been hit pretty hard following the death of Stadia and other roadblocks, and it seems Amazon’s Luna is going through some tough times too. Over the course of December 2022, Amazon Luna will lose nearly 50 games, on top of several others that left earlier this month.
Starting on December 1, Amazon Luna will see a considerable purge to its library of games. There are 46 titles set to leave the service over the course of the next month, leading to January 1, 2023.
Luna has always had a rotating library similar to Xbox Game Pass, but the sheer quantity of games leaving is worrying, to say the least.
The upcoming wave of games set to leave Luna was first spotted by CloudDosage, and we’ve been able to confirm those games as well as a couple of others that are set to leave between today and January 1. Amazon shows which games are leaving when you click on their individual listings, with a banner that shows the game is leaving and on what date it will no longer be available.
The 46 games set to leave Amazon Luna are primarily coming from the Luna+ and Family Channel subscriptions, which make up a bulk of the core Luna library. As far as we can tell, there are no games leaving the Ubisoft+, Jackbox, or Retro channels at this time.
This also comes just after Luna lost around 10 other games throughout late November, some of which are still appearing within the platform’s list of available titles such as Abzu, Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead, and Rime.
Games leaving Amazon Luna
- Killer Queen Black – Leaving December 1
- Chorus – Leaving December 2
- Furi – Leaving December 2
- Ghost of a Tale – Leaving December 2
- Iconoclasts – Leaving December 2
- Resident Evil: Biohazard – Leaving December 2
- Rez Infinite – Leaving December 2
- R-Type: Dimensions EX – Leaving December 2
- SteamWorld Dig – Leaving December 2
- Victor Vran: Fractured Worlds – Leaving December 2
- Yakuza: Like A Dragon – Leaving December 9
- Judgment – Leaving December 16
- Myst – Leaving December 16
- Super Mega Baseball 3 – Leaving December 16
- Thimbleweed Park – Leaving December 16
- The Surge 2 – Leaving December 16
- Castlevania Anniversary Collection – Leaving December 23
- Contra Anniversary Collection – Leaving December 23
- Deponia Doomsday – Leaving December 23
- Edna & Harvey: The Breakout – Leaving December 23
- Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes – Leaving December 23
- Ken Follet’s The Pillars of the Earth – Leaving December 23
- Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun – Leaving December 23
- Yakuza 0 – Leaving December 24
- Blasphemous – Leaving December 30
- Carrion – Leaving December 30
- Disc Room – Leaving December 30
- Enter the Gungeon – Leaving December 30
- Epic Chef – Leaving December 30
- Gris – Leaving December 30
- Katana Zero – Leaving December 30
- Olija – Leaving December 30
- Samurai Warriors 5 – Leaving December 30
- Smite: Battleground of the Gods – Leaving December 30
- Yooka-Laylee – Leaving December 30
- Yoku’s Island Express – Leaving December 30
- Dirt 5 – Leaving January 1
- Dirt Rally 2.0 – Leaving January 1
Leaving Family Channel
- Phogs – Leaving December 2
- Tumblestone – Leaving December 2
- Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings – Leaving December 16
- Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion – Leaving January 1
- DreamWorks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders – Leaving January 1
- DreamWorks Spirit: Lucky’s Big Adventure – Leaving January 1
- DreamWorks Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia – Leaving January 1
- Transformers: Battlegrounds – Leaving January 1
What remains to be seen is if this is the start of a trend or simply unfortunate timing for contracts to lapse. Amazon has been engaged in massive layoffs throughout the company in recent weeks, including its Luna division. Amazon only added four new games in November 2022 and has yet to announce additions for December.
Update: In a statement to 9to5Google, Amazon says that it will be “refreshing” its content offerings, but offered no hints as to the quantity of new games potentially coming to Luna in the future.
Our goal with Amazon Luna has always been to keep our selection as fresh as possible and to offer a wide array of high-quality, immersive games for our customers. With that in mind, we’ll be refreshing our content offerings.
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