OnLive, the leader in cloud gaming, today confirmed that the OnLive® Game Service will be made available in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Ireland, enabling full account sign-ups and access to OnLive’s CloudLift™ and PlayPack™ subscriptions. Currently the OnLive Game Service is commercially available in the USA, Canada and the UK.
“Since day one we’ve seen a sizeable chunk of traffic from these regions because of their great connectivity and engaged gamer community,” said Bruce Grove, OnLive’s General Manager. “That interest has continued to grow, and we’ve completed the network operations necessary to deliver full services in these regions. Expect more announcements in the very near future.”
The OnLive subscription packages, which now feature over 300 console-quality action-adventure, FPS, strategy, simulation, MMO, racing and sports titles, will be charged in Euros and PayPal has been added as an additional service-wide payment method.
OnLive accounts are free to set up and include a free 7-day trial. OnLive’s PlayPack subscription includes a library of over 250 games that can be played anywhere on virtually any connected device and costs €7.95 per month. The new CloudLift subscription costs €5.95 per month and enables users to play the latest digital PC games and big-name MMOs from multiple devices, instantly, without having to download them, and at the same time leveraging the power of OnLive’s gaming servers. The OnLive Games Bundle subscription combines both offerings for a discounted price of €9.99 per month.
Since its launch in 2010, OnLive has powered premium-quality gaming via the cloud on nearly any Mac or PC computer and a wide range of thin-client devices, including lightweight laptops, tablets, smart phones and HDTVs—platforms that would normally lack the processing power and memory to run graphics intensive games and other applications. Users can enjoy the freedom and convenience of the OnLive Game Service, playing their games seamlessly across connected devices wherever they are.
At IFA in September, Europe’s leading consumer technology event, OnLive also announced a partnership with Philips that now sees the OnLive app pre-installed on the new range of ‘Powered by Android’ TVs, allowing the latest games to be played in the living room, directly from the TV by simply connecting a controller.
More details about OnLive and the growing library of games can be found at http://games.onlive.com and www.onlive.co.uk. Information about Philips ‘Powered by Android’ TVs can be found here www.tv.philips.com