OnLive and Wikipad Join Forces to Bring Big Games to Mobile Devices
Wikipad and Gamevice Users Will Be Able to Experience AAA Gaming Via OnLive® Game Service and CloudLift™
Los Angeles, CA – June 17, 2014 — Wikipad, Inc., the leader in mobile gaming platforms, and OnLive®, the leader in cloud gaming, have announced a partnership to bring full versions of AAA high-end PC games to Wikipad tablet and, in the near future, Wikipad’s Gamevice powered tablets. The OnLive Android app (available for download from the Google Play store) has been optimized for gameplay on Wikipad’s Android gaming tablet, the Wikipad 7.
Wikipad users can now experience AAA high-end PC gaming on the go via OnLive’s recently launched CloudLift® – a new subscription service in the US, Canada and UK that allowes fans to instantly access their digital games library anywhere on connected mobile devices, PC, Mac and TV. The power of OnLive’s muscle-bound cloud servers handle all of the heavy lifting required to stream AAA games to connected mobile devices such as tablets without users having to worry about hardware requirements. CloudLift will work on many connected devices providing gamers with access to their OnLive library of games, but Wikipad 7” is the first gaming tablet with a gamepad controller adopting this service.
“Since our inception, it has been our goal to provide gamers with the industry’s most comprehensive gaming experience via a tablet. We have been fortunate to partner with some of the best gaming companies in the business, and now we are proud to introduce our PC gaming partner. Our new partner, OnLive and their cloud gaming platform, CloudLift, provides users the most revolutionary gaming experience, both the best of mobile gaming and now the AAA console/PC gaming experience,” said Fraser Townley, President, Wikipad Inc. “As tablet gaming continues to emerge and dominate handheld gaming, we are seeing the Mobile Console manufacturers discontinue their “video game-only” devices. Gamers demand physical gaming controls for AAA games as fingers get in the way of touch controlled games. Wikipad’s Gamevice combined with OnLive CloudLift provides a great experience for serious gamers who demand the best in AAA games.”
“Wikipad and Gamevice showcase perfectly how OnLive is bringing big games to small devices,” said Rick Sanchez, VP of Product and Marketing, OnLive. “Mobility and convenience are becoming increasingly important to gamers. The OnLive Game Service and CloudLift subscriptions are the delivery mechanisms that make high-end gaming possible on tablets. These superb hardware offerings from Wikipad enhance the player experience immeasurably and make even the latest, most graphically intensive games truly portable.”
In addition to Wikipad 7”, the partnership will eventually extend to the future release of Wikipad’s upcoming Gamevice which provides tablets with the necessary detachable gamepad with dual analog sticks, both L1/R1 and L2/R2 buttons, an analog D-pad and four analog action buttons. Using proprietary technology Gamevice allows users to connect their mobile devices in the Gamevice arm and with the simplest of adjustments using the flex bridge to lock it in place. Armed with Gamevice, tablet gamers can connect to their OnLive library via CloudLift and instantly stream their favorite PC games anywhere, anytime and enjoy the experience as if they were at home in front of gaming rig.
For more information about OnLive and CloudLift, please visit http://games.onlive.com
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OnLive is the originator of fast-twitch cloud gaming via the internet, innovating the delivery of real-time interactive experiences and rich media over any network. With ground-breaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to instantly deliver full-featured, media-rich applications anytime and anywhere, across a range of devices. The OnLive Game Service — with its CloudLift and PlayPack subscriptions — gives gamers the freedom and convenience to play their games on PCs, Macs, tablets, smartphones and HDTVs. OnLive Go brings the benefits of cloud gaming to MMOs, virtual worlds and other graphics-rich interactive applications. Having pioneered powerful cloud solutions for the most technologically challenging segment, fast-twitch AAA games, OnLive has hundreds of patents that cover its innovations. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California. More information is available at www.onlive.com and www.onlive.co.uk.
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About Wikipad, Inc.
Wikipad Inc. is a leading developer and designer of video game tablets and devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Wikipad Inc. is uniquely positioned as pioneers and innovators in the mobile entertainment and mobile platform world by leading the way in accessible and comfortable consumer devices for video games, web, education, movies and television content.