Onlive is doing it, only better!
“Cloud Gaming is going to bring the future of gaming to 2011. That’s the power of cloud gaming” – Steve Perlman, Founder and CEO of OnLive
Steve Perlman, Founder and CEO of OnLive, demonstrated some amazing cloud gaming features this week at the OnLive E3 booth in Los Angeles. Armed with a tv, a tablet, and some of the top demonstrated games of E3 *cough*Dust*cough*, he showed us just how ‘the cloud’ can help developers and gamers achieve that next level of game integration.
OnLive is now featuring a universal controller designed to work with your TV, tablet, PC or Mac, and during the demonstration he jumped in to a game of Virtua Tennis showing us that eliminating the need for consoles altogether is entirely possible!
But don’t just take my word for it, check out the video and see what innovation OnLive is up to!
So if you watched the video you have seen the newly added ability to browse via cloud. Not only did the new application handle flash based websites but the application did so with ease. Using the same compression technology Netflix was delivered seamlessly and the graphically capabilities are unparalleled because of the use of Mova technology.
In a recent press release OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of cloud gaming, was pleased to report that gamers throughout the world can immediately experience the seamless integration of tablets and HDTVs with high-end gaming. Their current iPad or Android tablet and current HDTV will not only provide this experience in 2011, but will provide it with far higher performance, richer gameplay and deeper social integration than any console announced for 2012, with more than 100 games available today.
OnLive announced the OnLive® Player App for iPad and Android.
“Like the recently announced consoles, the OnLive Player App will enable gameplay of virtually all OnLive games on an iPad and Android tablet with touch or OnLive’s new Universal Wireless Controller. In addition, the OnLive Player App allows the tablet to be used as a touch and motion controller combined with an HDTV (or PC/Mac® if preferred), and allows both synchronized or independent video on the tablet and HDTV screen, enabling combined gameplay with tablet and HDTV, or separate gameplay on tablet and HDTV.” – Steve Perlman, Founder and CEO of OnLive
Full voice chat-enabled multiplayer is supported, both in-room and with others throughout the world, providing a complete multiplayer experience whether at home or on the go with a mobile device.
Core patent-pending exclusive OnLive cloud gaming features such as massive spectating of live gameplay throughout the world, instant no-obsolescence gameplay, Facebook integration with Brag Clip™ videos, etc., will work seamlessly on both tablets and HDTVs and will continue to distinguish OnLive from consoles, both in 2011 and beyond.
“The power of the cloud is definitely the theme this week, displacing what had been assumed to be platforms that could never be displaced,” said Steve Perlman, Founder and CEO of OnLive. “The OnLive Player App for iPad and Android shows how with the power of the cloud, the question is not whether cloud gaming will be able to catch up to consoles, it will be whether consoles will be able to catch up to cloud gaming.”
OnLive is excited to demonstrate the first game from a major publisher supporting both OnLive’s iPad/Android tablet touch and game controller, as well as running seamlessly on an HDTV, PC and Mac, to be released later in 2011.
For gamers preferring a smaller screen, OnLive will provide the exact same functionality on iPhone and Android smartphones, allowing them to be used both as game systems themselves with touch and the OnLive Universal Wireless Controller, or as a controller to an HDTV (or PC/Mac), for simultaneous or independent play.
OnLive is also unveiling as part of this experience the first 10 gigabit cloud-based full-featured browser for iPad, Android and HDTV; bringing the full richness of the Web loading from ultra-fast 10 gigabit/second Web connections to OnLive’s cloud-based servers, including support for full-featured Flash and video sites. Mobile and home devices will no longer be limited to the speed of their local connection for Web browsing or Web plug-in compatibility, opening up access to Flash games and social gaming for tablets and HDTVs.
All OnLive games played using the OnLive Player App will play seamlessly across all OnLive-compatible devices, including iPad, iPhone, Android, on HDTV via the OnLive Game System, on connected HDTV and Blu-ray/media players and on PC and Mac.