Take that, naysayers!
OnLive, the cloud gaming service designed to allow you to play almost any game over the Internet is going live on June 17 and, thanks to a partnership with AT&T, the service is free the first year and $4.95/month after that. You can attempt to sign up here.
OnLive has also released a roster of games including hits like Asassin’s Creed II, Dragon Age: Origins, and Just Cause 2. How do you access it? The service will run in a browser on a Mac or PC and will be available to stream via OnLive’s MicroConsole TV adapter.
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Los Angeles (E3 Expo 2010) – June 15, 2010 – OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of
on-demand, instant-play video games, today announced additional details
regarding the June 17, 2010 launch of its games service, including its
limited-time and limited-availability 1-Year Free Founding Member Program
presented by AT&T, its full lineup of launch titles and additional
publishing partners. Marking an important first step toward making instant
gaming a reality, OnLive will begin activating accounts on PC and Mac(r)
platforms to qualified pre-registered users beginning June 17, 2010.
“This launch is just the beginning for the OnLive platform. We’ll be
rolling out new features, capabilities and performance improvements,
continually adding new content along with the latest releases, and extending
the service to more people,” said Steve Perlman, Founder and CEO of OnLive.
“Today we’re taking the first step toward a future where video game content
is increasingly free from the restrictions of device and location, while
showcasing the ability to instantly play the latest, most advanced games at
the touch of a button.”
To commemorate the launch, AT&T has teamed with OnLive to become the
official partner of the company’s Founding Member Program. This limited-time
and limited-availability program for qualified users will include a 1-year
free membership to the OnLive Game Service, with an optional second year at
$4.95/mo. The Founding Member Program presented by AT&T will be accepting
signups beginning at 12:01 PM PDT on June 15, 2010 and continuing through
11:59 PM PDT on July 15, 2010. To sign up or learn more about program
details and ongoing membership terms, visit http://www.onlive.com/att.
At launch, OnLive is offering a broad range of the most popular games from
top publishers for instant play. Twenty-three* titles will be available on
June 17, including:
* Assassin’s Creed II (Ubisoft)
* Batman: Arkham Asylum (Square Enix / Warner Bros. Interactive
* Borderlands (Take Two Interactive Entertainment)
* Dragon Age: Origins (Electronic Arts)
* Just Cause 2 (Square Enix)
* Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts)
* NBA 2K10 (Take Two Interactive Entertainment)
* Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Ubisoft)
* Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction (Ubisoft)
OnLive will also announce new titles as they become available on the OnLive
Game Service. Games coming soon include:
* Alpha Protocol (SEGA)
* Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
* Darksiders (THQ)
* Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Square Enix)
* DRIVER San Francisco (Ubisoft)
* F.E.A.R.3 (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
* Homefront (THQ)
* Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (Square Enix)
* LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
* MLB 2K10 (2K Sports)
* Red Faction: Armageddon (THQ)
* Shaun White Skateboarding (Ubisoft)
OnLive will have many other great games across a variety of gaming genres.
For the full and most up-to-date list of currently available and
soon-to-be-released titles, visit http://www.onlive.com/games/featuredgames.
Representing virtually every category of publisher, from industry leaders
to creative independents, the OnLive platform has benefited from a broad
base of publisher support. Previously announced partnerships include
Electronic Arts, Take Two Interactive Software, THQ, Ubisoft and Warner
Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Today OnLive is proud to announce several
new publishing partnerships with industry leaders Square Enix, SEGA, Capcom
and Konami Digital Entertainment. In total, more than 25 publishing partners
are now supporting the OnLive platform.
“The incredible support we’ve received from our publishing partners has
been instrumental in helping us get OnLive into people’s homes,” said Mike
McGarvey, COO of OnLive. “These partnerships provide us with the great games
we require to deliver the Just PlayTM experience which introduces instant
access and play functionality for the first time.”
The OnLive Game Service is an interactive platform that introduces a unique
way for consumers to discover, explore and experience video game content. It
offers immediate access to premium video game content on a PC or Mac via a
broadband connection through a web browser, and soon on an HDTV via OnLive’s
MicroConsole(tm) TV adapter. The OnLive Game Service is being featured in
the company’s booth (#801) in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention
Center at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2010 (E3 Expo 2010), June 15 –
17, 2010. The booth features the “Just PlayTM” theme which highlights the
instant load and play functionality of the OnLive Game Service across an
extended library of premium video game titles.
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, patent-pending video compression technology,
OnLive harnesses cloud computing to provide the power and intelligence
needed to instantly deliver the latest, premium game titles directly via a
sleek, inexpensive MicroConsole TV adapter, or on PCs and Macs via a web
browser. OnLive technology is backed by hundreds of patents and patents
pending. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. OnLive investors
include Warner Bros., Autodesk, Maverick Capital, AT&T, British
Telecommunications (BT) and The Belgacom Group. More information is
available at http://www.onlive.com.