Prime Gaming is a new benefits program under the Amazon umbrella. Anyone who plays games and has Amazon should be familiar with Twitch Prime. They are benefits programs, but Twitch Prime and the program work a little differently. With Twitch, players must redeem their rewards directly through Twitch. Amazon’s new program will reward players directly through Amazon itself. Both bestow a fair amount of game-related benefits. But Amazon is looking to do a little more with their new program.
How Will Prime Gaming Take Over?
The program went live on April 10th. Amazon has begun to phase out Twitch Prime, likely to streamline their efforts in the video game scene. Where once you needed a Twitch account for loot, one now simply needs an Amazon Prime account. Now, anyone with Amazon Prime and a desire for game loot can benefit. While Twitch’s rewards program required an active Amazon account, Prime Gaming does not.
At the moment, claiming the content still requires logging into one’s Twitch account. This will likely change in the future to a Prime Gaming account. Gamers will still be able to acquire the usual content on their PC and consoles. But they will also gain more access to loot for many mobile titles as well.
Benefits of the Prime Gaming program include ‘exclusive content for current games on the market and free games. Once acquired, these games remain with the account permanently. Even if you lapse in your account payment or choose not to keep it active.
Some of the recent free games include Samurai Showdown II, Warsaw, and Dead in Vinland.
Amazon is able to deliver this content thanks to agreements with such companies as Roblox Corp., Rockstar, and Riot Games.
Prime Gaming is now live, so head here to check out current and future content.