OnLive Game Service Available in UK this Autumn
OnLive.co.uk Open for OnLive Player Tag Registration and Launch Queue; More Countries to Follow Soon
Los Angeles, Calif. (E3 Expo 2011) — June 2, 2011 — OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video games, today confirmed its revolutionary cloud gaming platform will launch in the UK this autumn, well in time for holiday shopping. Starting when the E3 expo opens on June 7 at 8 PM BST, gamers in the UK can visit www.onlive.co.uk to complete a simple, free sign-up process and reserve their unique OnLive Player Tag, for OnLive play in the UK and internationally. They’ll receive notifications and updates about the pending UK launch via email. As OnLive UK Founding Members, they will be given access, in signup order, to the OnLive UK Game Service as OnLive UK ramps to full public operation. UK ISP BT has exclusive rights to bundle the OnLive® Game Service with its broadband packages in the UK and is currently running trials with customers.
“OnLive will hit UK shores with a vastly more expanded offering than the US launch a year ago,” said Steve Perlman, OnLive Founder and CEO. “OnLive UK will launch with over 100 games, including the latest top titles, full compatibility across a wide range of HDTVs, tablet/smartphone devices and most PCs and Macs, as well as a wide range of exclusive social features, including massive international spectating/voice chat, Brag Clip™ videos and instant-play Facebook integration.”
OnLive UK will be seamlessly integrated with OnLive’s North American service, allowing spectating, chat and Brag Clip video sharing across the Atlantic. Multiplayer games suited for trans-Atlantic play will be supported as well. UK gamers will find themselves instantly immersed in OnLive’s dynamic and visually-rich gaming experience.
“We’re incredibly excited to welcome OnLive’s UK fans to the OnLive community,” said John Spinale, OnLive VP of Games & Media. “Every time we post a message on our social media channels, there are always UK fans asking when they’ll get a chance to play. It’s with great pleasure that we’ll finally be opening our doors in the UK.”
OnLive will be steadily expanding to other European countries as well as to other continents following the UK launch. Subject to local rules and regulations, OnLive Player Tags will give OnLive members access to their OnLive account anywhere in the world that OnLive is available.
Watch for special promotions—and perhaps a few surprises from OnLive and BT—as the OnLive UK launch approaches. As OnLive’s US Founding Members discovered, it’s good to get in early!
Full launch details regarding UK dates, prices and packages, game library, OnLive Game System retailers and specific OnLive events will be announced by OnLive and its partners over the coming months.
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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