Entering a world dominated by games consoles and gaming-PCs OnLive is hoping to turn the industry onto its head by offering a solution that could, potentially, see games achieving photo-realism
Launching today the service will allow Britons to join an already huge community that has been gaming in the US since last year.
By connecting a provided Micro-console up to a TV or by installing the OnLive app on your computer, laptop or tablet, customers will be able to have access to all the latest games, playing through the internet.
This futuristic achievement is accomplished by removing the hardware responsibility from the customer. Instead of having to own the latest gaming PCs, OnLive provides all the graphical and processing grunt from titanic servers over the pond, thus leaving gamers to sit back and play huge hits such as Deus Ex and Batman: Arkham Asylum.
OnLive UK pricing
Once signed up gamers have the opportunity to ‘rent’ games for a three or five day period for the princely some of £3.49 or £4.99 respectively. Alternatively you can unlock full unlimited access to the game buying the title outright.
If neither of those take your fancy then OnLive also offers a PlayPack bundle which gives you unlimited access to 100+ games for £6.99 per month and 30% off every other title.
One of the key factors in ensuring that OnLive will become a success in the UK will be the library of games that it has and will be able to offer in the future.
Thankfully this isn’t a problem with hit titles such as Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Borderlands and Warhammer 40K: Space Marine being just a few that are already available and Batman: Arkham City already available for pre-order.
While the US gamers have had to experience OnLive in its infancy today marks the date when the UK will get the completely finished product.