Among Us is now available for Xbox cloud gaming

Among Us is expanding its cloud availability, coming to Xbox cloud gaming this week alongside a few other titles.

Bandwidth is 9to5Google’s weekly look at the cloud gaming market outside of Google’s own Stadia platform. Every Friday we take a look at the biggest news related to services like Nvidia GeForce Now, Amazon Luna, PlayStation Now and Xbox Game Pass. Come back weekly and don’t forget to check out Stadia Change Log, our weekly roundup of everything new on Stadia.

Xbox Cloud Gaming Gets Among Us

Among us has joined Xbox Game Pass for the first time in recent weeks, but without support for the cloud. Now the hit game has been added to cloud streaming as long as you subscribe to the “Ultimate” tier. Other new games on Xbox Game Pass this week include:

  • Among us
  • Ben 10: Power Trip
  • broken age
  • fire watch
  • The Gunk
  • Lake
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay
  • Race with Ryan
  • Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth
  • Transformers: Battlegrounds

GeForce Now 3080 now available immediately

After launching in the past two months, Nvidia is now offering its RTX 3080 tier for GeForce Now immediately to anyone who wants it. Prior to this point, the higher membership level had to be “pre-ordered” with orders being accessed at a later date.

The future of cloud gaming is NOW available to everyone, with pre-orders closing and GeForce NOW RTX 3080 subscriptions moving to instant access. Gamers can sign up for a six-month GeForce NOW RTX 3080 membership and start streaming the next-generation cloud gaming instantly today.

In addition to that news, GeForce Now added three new games this week.

Amazon Luna is looking for Linux developers…

Amazon Luna is based on Windows to facilitate game porting, but it looks like the platform is planning to switch to Linux. Phoronix Spotted job postings showing Amazon is hiring Linux developers for Luna with a compatibility layer for the games. It is possible that this change is intended to sandbox the Windows games so that they are not broken by updates.

[T]its role includes working with Proton – a compatibility layer to run Windows games on Linux with Wine. Luna is committed to partnering with the open source community around Proton. This role will assign code to open source projects such as Proton and Wine to run games in a stable and high-performance manner

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