OnLive gaming service inbound to UK this autumn

Darren Allan

June 3, 2011

OnLive, the cloud-based on-demand gaming platform which launched in the US last year, will go live in the UK this autumn.

The OnLive UK site proudly proclaims this fact, and provides a countdown to next Tuesday (the start of E3), when Brits intending to use the service will be able to reserve their player tag.

BT has the exclusive rights to bundle OnLive with its broadband package in the UK, and the company has already been trialling the service. Although you won’t need BT to enjoy the gaming platform, you’ll be able to access OnLive directly yourself.

Because OnLive is cloud-based, there’s no need for any file installations on your computer, tablet or other device. A special micro-console will also be sold that can be plugged into your HDTV to obtain the service.

Over a hundred games should be available upon launch, plus a special wireless controller designed to work with any device or the micro-console.

UK pricing hasn’t been confirmed as yet. In the US, the Playback package charges $9.99 per month for unlimited play of over 50 games including the likes of Prince of Persia, FEAR 2 and Borderlands.


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