GDC: OnLive press conference in video, Crysis shown running on Dell laptop

Wednesday, 25th March 2009 09:50 GMT By Patrick Garratt


OnLive’s shown its Cloud gaming service running in a press conference at GDC, as you can see in the video after the break.

Watch from 16 minutes. One of the founders is seen playing Crysis at 720p on a crap Dell laptop in a live demo.

OnLive will “change the landscape of the games industry,” the press conference began.

We’d just like to see this work when 5 million people are hitting the same game.

Still. Cool. It’s out at the end of this year.



  1. Gekidami

    So if in the future everything is done online what will happen to the millions of video game shops and the people who work there…?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. portaprima


    Mate, who gives a shit? Lots of other work to do.

    #2 6 years ago

    Hmm… interesting.

    Yeah, this sort of thing definitely needs a real world test.

    I can’t be bothered to watch the whole video, so I’ll just be lazy and ask if anyone knows if there is a mention of price anywhere in there?

    #3 6 years ago

    LOL @ portaprima.

    @ Gekidami: They will have to change their business model and adapt, or simply go out of business.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Harry

    720p is pretty low-res for high-end PC games these days. I can’t see OnLive competing for those of us who want to play games in high resolution. It seems more of a service for casual gamers.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. portaprima

    That’s about what I ment ;)

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Retroid

    “I can’t see OnLive competing for those of us who want to play games in high resolution.”

    Or gamers who don’t want horrible lag between the video and the controls.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. loki

    it is good only on the world

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Syrok

    Or those who like to play there games while not being connected to the internet, for whatever reason.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Truk

    But for the billions of other people, it’ll be good. ;-)

    Not that I’m saying I like it, but mainstream is where the growth is.

    #10 6 years ago

    Strangely though, they seem to be targetting the hardcore gamers, so far.

    Watching who’s the best at each game… Demo’s of Crysis Warhead… Recording your last 15 seconds of pwnage… etc.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. rainer

    Well its PC games which is all they have access to at the moment and while some in the hardcore PC gamer scene wont like it because they need to justify that $500 GPU they are a drop in the ocean when it comes to consumers.

    There a lot of people who could be interested in games & not care about the tech & want it to just work, its a really graet idea & the whole video is worth watching.

    Even the graphics whores could get turned eventually as if it were successful their data centers could pump out games with visuals better than any PC or games console could manage (too few high end PC’s to justify cost and consoles have hardware limits).

    The biggest hurdle is data centers they need to set up (3 in the USA at the moment from the vid) so unless there is one in your country then no proper access to the service.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Truk

    “Watching who’s the best at each game… Demo’s of Crysis Warhead… Recording your last 15 seconds of pwnage… etc.”

    Why do you think the mainstream wouldn’t be interested in this sort of thing?

    #13 6 years ago

    I’m sure that some of them are, but if you are targeting the mainstream, you give them things that you know that they like, like The Sims, or some sort of Wii Sports clone.

    Not Crysis and a twist on the features on Halo 3′s multiplayer…

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Truk

    I’d imagine they showed Crysis to show that they can do fast-paced games and not just poker. The other stuff could be applied to any type of game. See, for example, The Sims movie mode.

    They were showing it at GDC, not to the general public.

    #15 6 years ago

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