OnLive coming to LG smart TV

Also a new MultiView feature will allow spectating of multiple players
Darren Allan

June 6, 2012

OnLive has made a number of announcements about its future, with the service coming to LG’s televisions, for starters.

The streaming gaming service will soon be on LG’s smart TV with Google TV, the G2 series, which comes with an LG L9 dual-core processor. OnLive will be on board out of the box, and select 3D games will be supported with a future software update (using the LG Cinema 3D glasses).

LG G2 owners will be able to use the OnLive wireless controller, or any compatible game controller, the company notes.

OnLive has also upped the ante with in-browser gaming, with one-click play of hundreds of games available in your web browser, and this is available now.

The service is also enhancing its social aspects with OnLive MultiView. Previously, you could spectate other gamers playing on OnLive, but now you’ll be able to watch multiple folks.

While you’re playing, you’ll be able to open up three windows onto other players’ game sessions. That’ll be a massive boon when it comes to coordinating tactics in team games, as you’ll instantly be able to glance and see where your team mates are at, and what they’re doing.

Never mind team chat… we wish we’d had that facility back in our good old Quake clan days.

The MultiView feature is currently in beta-testing, but will be out at some point this summer.

Steve Perlman, OnLive Founder and CEO, commented: “OnLive continues to pioneer exciting new experiences that are instantly and easily accessible for everyone. OnLive cloud technology is the future, and we are thrilled to continue to bring its unique capabilities to light to a broader audience.”

And finally, OnLive also announced some new titles which are due to hit the platform in the future.

The big name games include Aliens: Colonial Marines, Darksiders II, Inversion, Hitman: Absolution, Metro: Last Light, Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods & Kings, Saints Row The Third: Enter the Dominatrix, and South Park: The Stick of Truth.

There’s still no EA games on board, though, despite persistent rumours that the company will be putting some of its offerings on the service.






 

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