The cloud gaming service OnLive launches in the UK today. OnLive deploys advanced techno-magic that lets you play games hosted on powerful remote servers. Footage of your actions can be streamed to your PC, TV or iPad.
You can sign up for free at OnLive.co.uk and play 30 minute demos of many of the 150 launch games to test the service out. The starting lineup includes recent releases like Space Marine, Dirt 3 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution, with a big back catalogue that includes a range of titles, from Assassin's Creed 2 to World of Goo. Check out full list of available games on the OnLive site. See the co-founder and CEO of OnLive, Steve Perlman demoing the service in the video above.
The cloud gaming service OnLive is out in the UK this week. We had a chance to catch up with the co-founder and CEO of OnLive, Steve Perlman at an event earlier today. He revealed that the company is keen to bring the experimentation of the PC modding community to OnLive, and will be setting up servers for their first modded game in the coming months. He wouldn't reveal what the game was, but said that OnLive is planning to support the best PC gaming mods in future.
OnLive - the cloud gaming service that could potentially change the way you purchase and play PC games - will launch on September 22.
You won't need powerful hardware to play system intensive games once OnLive hits. The relevant info is all streamed from "2013 spec data servers" directly to your screen. All you'll need to do is sign up at the official website to confirm early access, and download a small file.
Before today, OnLive—a cloud-based game-streaming service—required a monthly subscription fee before you could even think about buying any games. Steve Perlman, OnLive's CEO, has actively sought ways to avoid a paid monthly plan, including waiving this year's annual subscription dues for early adopters. But now, Perlman's confirmed it: the service itself is free-to-access from now until eternity, so you can explore and prod all its features—such as spectating live gameplay footage or trying out new demos—without forking over personal credit card info (much like Steam and other digital distribution platforms).