OnLive to launch in UK this Autumn

Written by Joe Martin

June 2, 2011 | 23:59

Tags: #cloud #cloud-gaming #e3-2011 #e3-2011-news

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OnLive has announced plans to launch in the UK this Autumn, with opening for OnLive player tag registration at the same time as E3 starts - 7 June.

Players who register with the OnLive site will be entered into a launch queue, which will provide access in sign-up order as the system works up to full operation.

OnLive is a cloud-gaming platform which runs games on remote servers and streams them back to subscribers, but until now it's only been available in some areas of the US.

Incredibly, the UK roll-out of OnLive will integrate with the US version too, with players able to spectate and share gameplay clips across the Atlantic. Some multiplayer games will also be playable between the US and UK.

'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,' said OnLive founder CEO Steve Perlman.

OnLive plans to roll out to other countries in the near future too, but will announce more details on these in the coming months. A previous announcement already reveals that BT has exclusive rights to bundle OnLive hardware throughout the UK, however.

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