Cloud gaming pioneer OnLive is bringing gaming to tablets and phones with the OnLive app for tablet and mobile platforms.
The latest games will be available for instant play via the free OnLive app on over 500 million mobile devices over Wi-Fi or mobile networks in the US and UK. A library of 25 console-class games have been adapted for touch-screen control, including the gritty, L.A. Noire from Rockstar Games and family titles like LEGO Batman: The Videogame, which will be given free to anyone who downloads the OnLive app. Additionally, almost all games in OnLive's library of nearly 200 games are playable with the new Universal OnLive Wireless Controller, compatible with many tablets and smartphones. The Universal OnLive Wireless Controller will be available soon for purchase in the US and the UK, for $49.99 and £39.99 respectively.
OnLive harnesses the power of the cloud to instantly deliver games on demand over the Internet with the simplicity of streaming video. OnLive?s cloud gaming technology has enabled gamers on PCs, Macs and TVs to instantly jump into console-quality games on demand, without discs or downloads, regardless of the performance of their local device.
As always, any game purchased on one OnLive app device (TV, PC, Mac, tablet or mobile device) can be played instantly on any other OnLive app device with full cloud save game data intact, allowing users to start play on one device, and continue playing on any other device.
OnLive's social features, such as international massive spectating and Brag Clip videos, are available on tablets and mobile devices, as well as chat and Facebook posting of videos, messages and achievements.
In addition to play over Wi-Fi, OnLive is also unveiling compatibility with 4G LTE cellular service, enabling full, HD-resolution cloud gaming everywhere there is 4G coverage on devices such as the HTC Jetstream, Samsung Galaxy Tab and Motorola Xoom.
The OnLive app is available for free download for tablet and mobile devices starting today.