Onlive Launch Date Revealed

The Onlive launch date has been revealed. “OnLive will launch June 17, offering PC and Mac owners the ability to play games remotely through their internet connection at $14.95 a month.”

Game streaming service OnLive will launch June 17, offering PC and Mac owners the ability to play games remotely through their internet connection at $14.95 a month.

Between a dozen and twenty-five titles will be available at launch, OnLive executive Steve Perlman told VentureBeat. The company has partnered with various publishers including Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, 2K Games, THQ and Warner Bros. to offer subscribers a selection of titles including Mass Effect 2, Assassin’s Creed II, Borderlands, Dragon Age Origins, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, and Metro 2033.

“Included in your monthly service fee are OnLive-exclusive features such as instant-play free game demos; multiplayer across PC, Mac and TV platforms; massive spectating; viewing of Brag Clips video capture and posting; and cloud-saving of games you’ve purchased-pause, and instantly resume from anywhere, even on a different platform.”

Also included in the monthly service fee are features you’d expect from standard online games services such as gamer tags, user profiles, friends, chat, but with a twist: everything is live video. You’ll be friending through multiplay, Spectating, Brag Clips, or by flipping through video profiles of friends of friends of friends. OnLive is delivering the first instant video-based social network. It’s really cool.

Once you are on the service, instant-play, top-tier, newly-released games will be for sale and for rent on an a la carte basis. Specific pricing will be announced as games are released, so you’ll hear about the pricing of the first games by E3, but needless to say, we expect them to be offered at competitive prices. Games are always updated with the latest versions, and purchased game add-ons are playable instantly.”

Source: shacknews.com