What would you say if you were told you could play the likes of L.A. Noire, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations or Batman: Arkham City on your mobile phone or tablet? Sounds too good to be true, but then again the concept of OnLive originally did and that has turned out just fine.
OnLive is set to deliver next-gen games on tablets and phones via its free OnLive app. 25 console games have been adapted for touch-screen control ranging from the likes of L.A. Noire to family friendly games such as LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and 5-7. OnLive harnesses the power of the cloud to instantly deliver high-end games on demand over the Internet with the simplicity of streaming video. Previously, this has been used to deliver modern console games to players with PCs or Macs on-demand. OnLive games are simply streamed over the internet just like streaming music and video
In addition, an OnLive Wireless Controller has been released for those that want the true console experience. This is compatible with most tablets and many phones on the market. This will be released soon in the US, and the UK, for $49.99 and £39.99 respectively.
OnLive Founder and CEO, Steve Perlman acknowledged this as a major milestone. He said, “Tablets and smartphones, the fastest-growing consumer product categories in history, are now capable of running the hottest, highest-end games. Gaming and mobile devices will never be the same.”
The OnLive app rollout begins today and will allow for players to continue their game progress on another OnLive app device. This cross-platform capability also extends to multiplayer gaming. No one can deny that it sounds intriguing and once again gamers around the world will be hoping that it works as expected.