Today, it was reported that Amazon Luna chief Marc Whitten will be heading to Unity. Whitten himself confirmed the details on his official Twitter account on February 24. In addition to leading the Luna Project, Whitten was also the head of other big Amazon hits. Such as Fire TV and a little-known e-book platform called Kindle. You may have heard of it.
While that doesn’t necessarily mean disaster for Luna, it does come at an odd time. Amazon has just started to increase its Luna availability. Only yesterday he opened access to Fire tv customers without invitation.
In the meantime, you still need an invite if you want to play the Luna games on another platform. Including PC, Android, iOS and Mac.
Amazon Luna Head will move to Unity Create
According to the report, Whitten will take over as senior vice president and general manager of Unity Create. It is not known what his final responsibilities will be in this new position.
But Whitten says since joining the company, it’s been nice to see the passion the other people at Unity have for content creation. Suggesting that he will fit in perfectly with the rest of his team members.
With Project Luna now gone, what does this mean for Luna? It will probably be business as usual for now. Amazon will replace Whitten and Luna’s development will continue.
Luna is still not ready for a full launch
Despite the loss of a key team member, Luna continues to move forward in her development process. However, it is still not ready for a widespread full launch. Amazon does not yet allow anyone to view the service.
And now more than ever, that’s probably a good idea. Amazon will need some time to continue fixing the remaining issues. And keeping the user pool as small as possible is a good way to do that.
I’m only digging into Unity of course, but it’s so fun to see the amount of energy, passion and love from the creators / users here. Some interesting information on the current state of the game as we observe it. # unity3d #Game development #gaminghttps://t.co/aqL2Ekza4M
– Marc Whitten (@notwen) February 24, 2021