OnLive Launching June 17 in US for $15 Per Month

OnLive Game Service will be available to PC and Mac users beginning on June 17 in the U.S. The service will cost $14.95 per month, with rental fees on top of that. Hold on there, though, Alaskans and Hawai’ian’s. Don’t live in the 48 contiguous states? You’re out of luck. No service for you.

OnLive is a novel service that will deliver system-intensive games (and other titles, too) across your broadband connection. Rather than having to obtain a powerful gaming rig to play Assassin’s Creed II or Metro 2033, gamers can stream games onto their computer screens using the service. If everything works as planned, OnLive could revolutionize the gaming industry because there would no longer be hardware requirements for game play. Simply connect to the the OnLive servers and you’re good to go, whether your computer is five years old or five days old.

OnLive has confirmed that launch titles will include Assassin’s Creed II, Metro 2033 and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. “We’re very pleased with the degree of publisher support received to date and have seen a rise in publisher interest in the OnLive Game Service as their focus begins shifting dramatically toward digital distribution,” said Mike McGarvey, OnLive COO.

The service is set to expand at some point to TV’s as well, allowing users to potentially stream PC and Console titles into their living rooms. The service will be shown off at E3, just days before its release, and OnLive promises that there will be more information coming regarding multi-month “loyalty” plans as well as purchase and rental prices.



Source: OnLive