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GDC 2010: OnLive launches on PC June 17th, costs $14.95 a month
Posted: 11.03.2010 11:20 by Simon Priest Comments: 4
Steve Perlman has announced at GDC that OnLive will be officially launched for PC and MAC this June 17th, with monthly subs at $14.95.

It's only available for US residents and the micro-console hasn't been mentioned. Streamable game titles can be bought or rented.

The monthly subscription rate will adjust according to how long a term you sign up for, with the first 25,000 users getting their first three months waved off. That includes access to OnLive's friends functionality, spectating, gamertags, free demos and more.

To actually play full retail games you'll need to spend more either buying or renting them, as the monthly rate doesn't include the catalogue. The OnLive micro-console, which plugs into TVs to 'replace' home consoles, hasn't been slapped with a date yet.

Will OnLive be rolling out to the rest of the world? CEO Perlman says details on such a matter will be unveiled later in the year - obviously they want the US to launch okay first. OnLive's launch will be close to that of E3 this year, likely to boost awareness.

Check out some footage below of OnLive at last year's GDC event.


Source: Joystiq
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Comments

By Jake_SI (SI Elite) on Mar 11, 2010
Jake_SI
Interesting. Though my internet is no where near good enough to do something like this if it ever got released in Australia.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 11, 2010
herodotus
My internet could handle it, but at what cost (aside from the monetry one...which is quite steep)? No doubt this will be filled with adverts and links to rent or purchase stuuf you really wouldn't want, it might be akin to the Shopping Channel.
If PC gamers are able to start renting games, it might see the end of Demos ultimately. Still with internet registration compulsory with many new titles (and probably for all soon), there is a substantial drop in second-hand games available.
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Mar 11, 2010
noobst3R
Let's wait and see.
By Pototox (SI Core Member) on Apr 04, 2010
Pototox
hahahaa I just have 256kbps... sorry