Cloud Based Video Game System
Disney joins 50 game publishers who have provided games for the OnLive platform, with many more coming. 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.
“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 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 60 games and continues to add hot titles like Borderlands and Just Cause 2.
Disney Interactive Studio has also announced support for OnLive, starting with two award-winning games, Split/Second and Pure. Disney joins 50 game publishers who have provided games for the OnLive platform, with many more coming.
Some of the other Cloud Based Video Game Platforms are:
Gaikai – Gaikai is a cloud-based gaming technology that allows users to play major PC and console games like Call Of Duty or World Of Warcraft. This technology powers a next-generation video game advertising network that drives sales for video game publishers, developers, retailers, and affiliates via online demos of games and software applications.
Spoon.net – Spoon is a pioneer in application virtualization and cloud computing technologies. Spoon enables users to launch desktop applications from the web with no install, so you can test and use applications instantly, wherever you are. Spoon.net has over a thousand apps available for launch from the cloud with a simple browser plugin
G-cluster – Founded in 2000, G-cluster is the leading provider of cloud gaming technology, content and services for IPTV operators. The service is based on the proprietary patented technology of Gcluster
and best casual game licenses. G-cluster technology allows most existing IPTV set-top boxes become also gaming consoles.
GameTree TV – Is the premiere on-demand Smart TV gaming platform, offering consumers an unprecedented user experience on their next generation set-top boxes and connected consumer electronic (CE) devices. European consumers will be the first to enjoy an exciting and extensive catalog of video games that can be accessed on-demand through a flexible and seamless transaction system, featuring a variety of pricing models billed directly through their cable provider.