OnLive set for September UK launch

Cloud gaming available on wide range of platforms next month
Matthew Turner

August 11, 2011
OnLive UK

The forthcoming cloud-based gaming platform, OnLive, has been cued up for a launch date of September 22nd in the UK.

The system will be making its first appearance in the UK at the Eurogamer Expo.

The platform will allow users to play a variety of popular games via an Internet connection on a wide range of devices, including PC, Mac, tablets and even HDTVs (using a special plug-in micro-console).

Currently over 100 video game titles are available to play instantly, and OnLive is hoping that number will grow for them to compete with top console systems such as the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Over 50 publishers have also signed up to become involved with OnLive, including high profile companies such as Warner Bros, Disney Interactive, Atari, Codemasters and Ubisoft.

Membership for OnLive will be free for anyone able to hook up through the Internet, and non-paying members will be able to enjoy demo versions of the games they have available.

CEO and founder of OnLive, Steve Perlman, is predictably optimistic about the prospects of OnLive: “OnLive will utterly transform gaming in the UK.”

“No discs, big downloads or specialised hardware needed. OnLive gives you the latest games instantly, any time, anywhere on HDTV, PC, Mac, as well as iPad and Android tablets.”

Of course, you’ll also be able to spend money to rent or buy games, or avail yourself of OnLive’s flat-rate PlayPack bundle which comes with over 70 games, rentals and full purchases.

BT is also involved with the OnLive project, having the exclusive rights to bundle the gaming service with its broadband package in the UK.






 

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