announced today that beginning September 22nd
, its instant-play video game service will be available in the UK to anyone with a broadband Internet connection and an HDTV, PC, Mac, iPad, or Android tablet. Membership is free, you only have to sign up
to get access to all the streaming games OnLive
offers. The official unveiling is set for the 2011 Eurogamer Expo London with four days of OnLive hands-on and sneak previews of OnLive
's tech. Full details can be found after the jump.
OnLive’s Cloud Gaming Service Hits the UK on September 22nd
Play latest top video games instantly on HDTV, PC, Mac, Tablets via Internet
Free membership, demos and exclusive massive spectating and Facebook integration
London, UK — August 11, 2011 —
OnLive, the pioneer of cloud gaming, today announced its breakthrough instant-play video game service will launch on September 22nd at the opening of the 2011 Eurogamer Expo London, with over 100 top-tier games instantly available for play via almost any broadband Internet connection throughout the UK on HDTV, PC, Mac, and iPad and Android tablets. Eurogamer Expo attendees not only will experience four days of OnLive hands-on, sneak previews of upcoming games and upcoming OnLive tech, but will be eligible for unprecedented promotions, including handing out thousands of free OnLive® Game Systems, enabling instant OnLive play on any HDTV.
OnLive membership is free, providing free instant demos of any game, exclusive massive spectating with voice chat of any live game in play on OnLive—whether in the UK or around the world, Brag Clip® videos of the most awesome (or most hilarious) gaming moments, and Facebook Brag Clip postings and notifications.
Over 100 games, including top titles released the same second as consoles and PCs, available for great deals under a range of pricing plans, including OnLive’s flat-rate PlayPack bundle with over 70 games, rentals and full purchases. With free try-before-buy demos, spectating and trailers all with full Web-based parental controls.
Just sign up for free at www.onlive.co.uk
, and get priority access, starting September 22nd with almost any PC or Mac via a small browser download, on the iPad or Android tablet via the free app, or on any HDTV via the OnLive Game System.
“OnLive will utterly transform gaming in the UK,” said OnLive Founder and CEO Steve Perlman. “No discs, big downloads or specialized hardware needed. OnLive gives you the latest games instantly, anytime, anywhere on HDTV, PC, Mac, as well as iPad, Android tablets. High-performance gaming as accessible as streaming video, with unique social features such as massive spectating with voice chat and Facebook integration.”
As previously announced, OnLive is working closely on its UK launch plans with BT plc, our exclusive broadband partner in the UK. Further details will be announced shortly.
OnLive in the UK will be fully integrated with OnLive’s North American service, including trans-Atlantic massive spectating and voice chat, as well as multiplayer gaming for games suited for long-distance multiplayer. OnLive will steadily expand to other European countries as well as to other continents following the UK launch. Subject to local rules and regulations, OnLive Player Tags will give OnLive members access to their OnLive account anywhere in the world that OnLive is available.
As well as being able to try, rent or buy games, UK members will have access to the best value in gaming: the OnLive PlayPack Bundle. PlayPack subscribers have unlimited access to a growing library of more than 70 games including Homefront Large-Scale Warfare Multiplayer, F.E.A.R. 3 Multiplayer, LEGO® Batman and the original Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition.
OnLive is the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video game services, delivering real-time interactive experiences and rich media through the Internet. With groundbreaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to provide the power and intelligence needed to instantly deliver the latest, premium game titles to any HDTV via the OnLive Game System or nearly any PC and Mac via a small browser download. The OnLive Viewer app is available for the iPad and Android tablets and playable versions will be available soon. OnLive is currently available in North America, and will be available in the UK and expanding into Europe later this year. OnLive technology is backed by hundreds of patents and patents pending. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. OnLive investors include Warner Bros., Autodesk, Maverick Capital, AT&T, British Telecommunications (BT), The Belgacom Group, HTC and Juniper Networks. More information is available at www.onlive.com