Back in June, the online gaming service OnLive went live, so to speak, allowing users to register for the service in the UK
for the first time.
Since 7 June, eager gamers have been registering their player tags for the online gaming service and the company has now revealed that the launch date will be 22 September for the service in the UK.
Not only that, but OnLive has also hinted at talking to ISPs
in the UK, to try and broker some deal whereby users of OnLive won’t go over
their data download limit within a few hours of playing.
connection speed of 1Mbps would consume around 450MB per hour, and if you’ve a
download cap of 5GB or 10GB, then you wouldn’t be long going over your limit. Also, in a bid to
prevent problems with latency, OnLive has set up a new European server facility
The OnLive service allows gamers to play high-profile titles
with the hardware sitting in the cloud. The service is available on most PCs
and Macs as well as internet-connected TVs using a MicroConsole TV Adapter to
which you can connect most PC controllers or OnLive’s own Wireless Controller.
Tablet gaming is another area where OnLive is looking to
make its mark, and the HTC Flyer is the first console which will let you play the games on your
mobile device, following HTC’s $40 million investment in the cloud gaming
OnLive has been available in the States for well over a year
now and has had quite a bit of success. Although pricing for the UK market has
not been announced yet, we can’t see why the service won’t have similar success
on this side of the Atlantic.