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In the gaming space, there generally isn’t a quiet week. This week is no different and next up in the news is the fact that Amazon Game Studios are on the lookout for talent in Europe.

As you will see from the four listed vacancies above, they are very specific targeted roles.

The overriding theme of course is community management, which is going to be something that’s important as you look to widen out the scope of a certain Amazon gaming platform possibly?

Now whilst this by no means is an indicator as to Amazon’s Luna service coming to Europe. Given the synergy that Amazon has a tendency to employ between their various departments, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this has a signal on some level that we aren’t far away from Amazon Luna reaching the UK and other parts of Europe.

A European roll-out is something that is hotly anticipated and with the news this week of wider expansion of the service in the US, something that with all reasonable expectations in check, we should see in the coming months.

If we take a look at the opening paragraph of the Partnerships Manager vacancy below;

“At Amazon Games, we believe that games have the power to connect communities at a massive scale. We are seeking the industry’s best to help us expand our ambitious game portfolio. Join us, and you’ll have the power of Twitch, Amazon Prime, Amazon Advertising, Amazon Retail and AWS to launch and grow live-service games across platforms and devices.”

Reading that gives a sense of scale and cohesion that you will be a part of if your the lucky person that manages to secure the role.

One of the key driving factors in the roles is about bringing value for partners as well as customers, working closely with marketing and maintaining focus on growth.

Whilst we all know that Amazon is an absolute behemoth in the Tech industry, they are demonstrating a continued and clear commitment to the gaming sector.

I think the real standout point for me, is that dedication to managing and nurturing relationships with partners and customers alike, all with a goal to deliver on exceptional services, with sustained growth being key.

What are your thoughts? Are you expecting to see Luna outside of the US anytime soon?

By Barry Jackson

My first gaming experience was on a ZX spectrum, from there I've gone through every Nintendo system, Playstation , Xbox up until the last generation of the consoles and of course PC. I finally seen the light earlier in 2020 and made the move to Cloud Gaming and quite genuinely it was the best thing I've ever done. The future of gaming is here and with my deep passion for gaming I can't wait to experience where it's going.

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