OnLive to run modded games and support more indie games

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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.

Perlman also wants OnLive to become a go-to platform indie developers looking for a new way to distribute their games. OnLive has previously supported the Humble Indie Bundle, offering free OnLive vouchers for Braid and Osmos as part of the pay-what-you-want deal. Perlman told us that SDK kits are being made available to indie devs interested in adding their game to the service, and that it took one team just three days to get their game up and running in OnLive.

You'll be able to see our video interview with Steve Perlman later this week, in which we discuss why OnLive is relevant to PC gamers, piracy, the growth of digital distribution and whether, one day, everything will end up "in the cloud."

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.