OnLive Preview

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OnLive, the self proclaimed pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video games, has recently showcased the power of its revolutionary cloud gaming platform, with new products and features only possible through OnLive’s patented cloud gaming technology, as well as key partnerships and milestones.

A year ago at E3 2010, OnLive opened its breakthrough cloud gaming service to the public with 19 games available for free demos, rental or purchase on PC and Mac, in the USA. However they have promissed to launch in the UK in Autumn, in time for the holiday season. OnLive has also partnered with BT to offer OnLive with some of BT’s current packages. ” OnLive will hit UK shores with a vastly more expanded offering than the US launch a year ago,” said Steve Perlman, OnLive Founder and CEO. “OnLive UK will launch with over 100 games, including the latest top titles, full compatibility across a wide range of HDTVs, tablet/smartphone devices and most PCs and Macs, as well as a wide range of exclusive social features, including massive international spectating/voice chat, Brag Clip™ videos and instant-play Facebook integration.”

OnLive UK will be seamlessly integrated with OnLive’s North American service, allowing spectating, chat and Brag Clip video sharing across the Atlantic. Multiplayer games suited for trans-Atlantic play will be supported as well. UK gamers will find themselves instantly immersed in OnLive’s dynamic and visually-rich gaming experience. John Spinale, OnLive’s VP of games and marketing said ” Every time we post a message on our social media channels, there are always UK fans asking when they’ll get a chance to play. It’s with great pleasure that we’ll finally be opening our doors in the UK.”

As well as announcing the UK launch OnLive also announced that they would be offering iPad  and Android support. Like the recently announced consoles, the OnLive Player App will let gamers play virtually all OnLive games on an iPad and Android tablet with touch or OnLive’s new Universal Wireless Controller. In addition, the OnLive Player App allows the tablet to be used as a touch and motion controller combined with an HDTV (or PC/Mac® if preferred), and allows both synchronized or independent video on the tablet and HDTV screen, enabling combined gameplay with tablet and HDTV, or separate gameplay on tablet and HDTV.

Look out for more OnLive news in the future.


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