For starters, the service will be officially launching in the UK at some point this fall. As with the company's North American debut, UK residents are encouraged to sign up for early "Founding Members" access -- the official UK site goes live in the coming days. Additionally, OnLive revealed intentions to make its way to a variety of "Intel-based consumer TVs, Blu-ray players, and set-top boxes" later this year. The first such devices will begin arriving this fall, and will reportedly stretch beyond the company's currently deal with consumer electronics manufacturer Vizio.
Alongside the Intel deal, OnLive plans on launching a "universal wireless controller" that will work with said Intel-based devices. It looks and operates very much like the OnLive MicroConsole controller, and will come with a USB dongle for non-wireless devices. It's said to contain several different radio signals for working with a multitude of devices.
You'll be able to brag to your friends all about how you're playing high-end PC games on your Intel-based TV on a wireless controller right from within games, pushing brag clips to Facebook. Which is to say, yes, OnLive is getting Facebook integration as well, starting June 7. Now, you'll excuse us if we take a moment to catch our breath.
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
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 40+ 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 over 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 over 40 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
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
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
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.
OnLive and Brag Clip are trademarks or registered trademark of OnLive, Inc. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.