Gaming fans now have another reason to think about picking up an Amazon(?) Prime membership, with subscribers now receiving a £2 discount on all pre-order and new release video games.
The discount will be applied automatically at the checkout on all physical game pre-orders or for orders placed in the two weeks following release.
This comes in addition to the exiting Amazon Prime benefits of free launch day delivery.
Amazon(?) announced the new scheme as part of Twitch Prime, a range of benefits for gamers, which also include:
Free Digital Games and Game Loot: Twitch Prime members will receive a consistently updated selection of free digital video games and in-game loot like skins, characters, and boosts from the most popular games on Twitch. Starting today and until November 6, the newest hero in Hearthstone from Blizzard Entertainment, Tyrande Whisperwind, and an accompanying custom card back, will be available only for Twitch Prime members to claim and keep. Additionally, in October, members will get an exclusive Twitch Prime branded skin for Hi-Rez Studios’ action MOBA, SMITE; and a free copy of Streamline, a new game built for Twitch by Proletariat Studios.
Premium Twitch + Monthly Twitch Channel Subscription: Twitch Prime builds on the benefits of Twitch Turbo, Twitch’s original monthly subscription program, including ad-free Twitch viewing, custom emotes, special chat badges, and expanded chat colours. Plus, members receive one free Twitch channel subscription each month, normally $4.99 (equivalent to $59.88/year), to support their favourite streamer. When Twitch Prime members use these free channel subscriptions, the streamer is paid the same as if the member purchased the subscription separately.
“Twitch Prime is one of those unique cases where we have an opportunity to build a product that is equally great for all our customers – streamers, viewers, and game developers,” said Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch. “Offering subscriptions free through Prime saves money for viewers, while supporting streamers to build their community. Free games and in-game content are always a hit with gamers, but they also let developers reach millions of new potential players. When Amazon acquired Twitch, the first thing the community asked was, ‘when will Twitch be bundled in with Amazon Prime?’ We think Twitch Prime answers that question in a way that really speaks to our community.”