Momentum Continues to Grow for Cloud Gaming Pioneer OnLive
Unprecedented Series of Key Partnerships, Products, Features, Milestones
and Industry Firsts Announced at E3 2011
Los Angeles, Calif. (E3 Expo 2011) — June 2, 2011 — OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video games, will showcase the power of its revolutionary cloud gaming platform during E3 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles on June 7-9 (South Hall, Booth #801), with new products and features only possible through OnLive’s patented cloud gaming technology, as well as key partnerships and milestones.
This press release summarizes highlights from OnLive’s seven E3 2011 press releases:
- 100th game, Red Faction: Armageddon, joins OnLive day/date on June 7
- 1st current AAA title, Homefront multiplayer, hits OnLive’s $9.99/month bundle
- Disney Interactive Studios announces OnLive support, joining 50 top publishers
- Facebook integration brings social gaming to console-class games on OnLive
- Intel-based consumer TVs, Blu-ray players, set-top boxes to work with OnLive
- Universal Wireless Controller supports TVs, Blu-ray players, tablets, PCs, Macs
- UK OnLive autumn launch set; onlive.co.uk opens UK Founding Member signups
A year ago at E3 2010, OnLive opened its breakthrough cloud gaming service to the public with 19 games available for free demos, rental or purchase on PC and Mac®.
Since launch, OnLive has dramatically expanded in depth, breadth and value, while operating continuously 24/7 without a single interruption.
“In just one year, OnLive’s offerings have advanced more rapidly and in more dimensions than any new game platform in history, while maintaining rock-solid reliability,” said Steve Perlman, Founder and CEO of OnLive. “OnLive’s cloud gaming technology allows OnLive and its partners to move at an unprecedented pace with a scope of new offerings that is simply not possible with traditional videogame technology. The best is yet to come.”
OnLive will release its 100th game, Red Faction: Armageddon, on June 7 at 12:01 AM PDT, day-and-date with consoles. Red Faction: Armageddon is another milestone as OnLive’s first exclusive PC demo.
OnLive will also add its first current AAA title, Homefront multiplayer, to OnLive’s $9.99/month, all-you-can-play PlayPack Bundle, which has grown to 60 games and continues to add hot titles like Borderlands and Just Cause 2.
Disney Interactive Studio has announced support for OnLive, starting with two award-winning games, Split/Second and Pure. Disney joins 50 game publishers who have provided games for the OnLive platform, with many more coming.
OnLive has dramatically expanded its social gaming features, including Facebook integration with automatic wall postings of gamer status and Brag Clip™ videos. Users can also instantaneously launch OnLive from Facebook to directly access games, spectate or view Brag Clip videos. OnLive voice chat is seamless across games and devices, both in-game and while spectating in OnLive’s exclusive massive spectating Arena.
OnLive supports almost any PC or Mac, any HDTV—via the OnLive Game System or via an OnLive-compatible Internet TV, Blu-ray or media player—and iPad/Android tablets and smartphones. OnLive has announced partnerships with VIZIO and HTC to integrate OnLive into 10s of millions of their devices. This E3, OnLive and Intel are announcing that OnLive will support 10s of millions of consumer electronic devices powered by Intel embedded processors.
The OnLive Game Service user interface was designed to be used seamlessly across all devices, whether used with a game controller, keyboard/mouse or touch screen; however, some games are designed to be played optimally with a game controller. This E3, OnLive is showcasing a Universal Wireless Controller that works with almost any OnLive-compatible device, be it a TV, Blu-ray/media player, PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone.
Over the last year, OnLive has been offered commercially in North America, and has been in trials throughout the world. This E3, OnLive is announcing that the OnLive Game Service will be offered in the UK this autumn, and will begin accepting OnLive UK Founding Member signups at onlive.co.uk on June 7 at 8 PM BST. Subject to local rules and regulations, OnLive members will be able to use their accounts anywhere in the world that OnLive is available. OnLive will be expanding to other countries after the UK launch.
In addition to the announcements in OnLive E3 press releases, OnLive has a few surprises it will be unveiling at E3 in its South Hall, Booth #801 that will deeply underscore the power of OnLive cloud gaming. Hope to see you there!
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 full gameplay is coming to both iPad and Android tablets. 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 and HTC. More information is available at www.onlive.com.
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