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access_time March 6, 2014 at 6:00 AM in PC/Mac by Ramon Aranda

OnLive making a comeback


After being practically non-existent since being sold off in 2012, OnLive, the cloud-gaming company is finally back, and it has brought with it some new executives who plan on getting it back off the ground.

OnLive will now have former IGN and VUDU exec Mark Jung, for EA director of partner management Carrie Holdier, former Disney Interactive VP Rick Sanchez and former Gracenote, Inc. VP of broadcast solutions Don Gordon.

Aside from the new big wigs, OnLive also announced CloudLIft, which is a new addition to its gaming service.  It will run at $15/month and allows players to link their gaming library to their OnLive account for cloud based game saves.  Basically if you play a game on the TV-based device, you can then pick up where you left off on your PC.

The service also supports multiplayer gaming and Steam games will also be available for purchase.

“We’ve listened to our players. They want the convenience of instant access to their games wherever they are, but they also want to own the game and be able to play it locally on their home PC,” said OnLive. “With this new offering, we’re continuing to expand on the compatibility, freedom and instant access our users enjoy, with the added flexibility of owning a local copy of their games.”

The previously offered PlayPack subscription, which ran for $10/mo, will also still be available and offer unlimited play of over 250 titles.

The company will continue to offer its PlayPack subscription ($10/month), which allows members unlimited play for more than 250 games.

OnLive is available on PC, Mac, Android and through the Gaming System ($99).


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