OnLive, the pioneer of cloud gaming, launches its on-demand video game service today at the 2011 Eurogamer Expo in London.
Gamers across the UK can sign up for free at http://www.onlive.co.uk and
instantly play about 150 games via almost any broadband Internet
connection on their HDTV, PC or Mac, and soon on iPad and Android
BT is the first internet service provider in the UK to offer cloud-based
gaming to customers through its exclusive partnership with OnLive. To
mark the launch, BT is giving its 5 million broadband customers three
months free access to 100+ games when customers sign up at:
http://www.bt.com/onlive. OnLive traffic will not count towards BT
broadband customers usage allowances until the New Year, regardless of
their broadband option.
OnLive also announced a partnership with GAME Group plc ("GAME"), UK's
leading videogame retailer. GAME will introduce the OnLive Game Service
to OnLive's customers in the UK and eventually across Europe and
elsewhere, starting with GAME's ecommerce sites game.co.uk and
gamestation.co.uk later this year.
OnLive is a new concept in video games, instantly delivering games on
demand through the Internet to virtually any device, regardless of its
performance capabilities, with the simplicity of streaming video. No
console, no high-end computer, no discs, no huge downloads. Plus
community features like massive spectating, Facebook integration, Brag
Clip videos and spectating voice chat, both throughout the UK and across
OnLive membership is free at onlive.co.uk, with free demos and free
social features. New-release games can be purchased individually at
competitive prices starting at £.99, or members can sign up for
OnLive's 100+ game (and growing) PlayPack Bundle program for just
£6.99 a month, featuring recent multiplayer games like F.E.A.R. 3,
Homefront and Borderlands as well as top classic and indie games like
Batman: Arkham Asylum,Saints Row 2, Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition
and World of Goo.
For a limited time only, new OnLive UK members can purchase their first
individual OnLive game for just £1. BT will be also offering three
months of the OnLive 100+ Game PlayPack FREE to BT broadband and BT