Onlive Partners With BT For UK Launch
BT has announced that it’s acquired a 2.6 per cent stake in Onlive which entitles it to offer the service as part of an online bundle exclusively in the UK.
Meanwhile, Onlive founder and CEO Steve Perlman wrote on the company blog: “I know everyone would like the exact details of when OnLive will be available in the UK, but we are not announcing dates just yet. We’re completely focused on our US launch this summer. Once we get the US service up and running, we’ll be sharing more details, including when we’ll be starting a UK public Beta (with UK postcodes, no less).”
“One thing I can say is when we do launch in the UK, gamers will have the benefit of everything we’ve learned from the US launch, as well as the latest OnLive features,” added Perlman. “Also, unlike the US launch, where we are ramping up with PCs and Macs, then introducing the OnLive MicroConsole™ HDTV adapter later, the UK will launch on PC, Mac and HDTV from the get-go. Still, I’d like to make it very clear that we still have a lot of work to do before we launch in the UK.”
Onlive was first announced over a year ago, and is set to launch in the US this summer. Is this the death of consoles? 2010 maybe the year we find out…