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Wedbush: OnLive tech “will ultimately be widely adopted”

Monday, 29th June 2009 20:41 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Wedbush Morgan said in a report today that “OnLive could change the landscape” of gaming, and that its preview of the service at GDC left onlookers “blown away”.

“It is not clear to us that OnLive will dominate any time soon, but we are confident that this breakthrough technology will ultimately be widely adopted,” said the firm, adding that OnLive’s ultra-low-latency set-up is likely to appeal to those demanding videoconferencing as a sideline.

Verizon or another broadband provider could buy the company for its videoconferencing capability, Wedbush said, and could offer games as an add-on to the videoconferencing service.

“The possibilities are endless, but the technology is quite appealing, and we are confident that OnLive will end up as part of the video game culture some time next decade.”

The service is expected to launch in 2009.

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5 Comments

  1. Syrok

    Yes, ultimately but not in the next five years.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. joshua nash

    i totally agree that onlive or some other games on demand service is going to become really successful

    #2 5 years ago
  3. loki

    onlive peace of crap for poor and naive PC gaymers

    #3 5 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    OnLive isn’t PC specific you tool, anything that can connect to the internet and provide controller input is a potential OnLive portal – including your precious consoles.

    Anyhoo, I still don’t have confidence in this thing.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. OrphanageExplosion

    Until IP traffic exceeds the speed of light, and every one has it, it will not be widely adopted. Only then will it be a “breakthrough technology”.

    All of this stuff from Wedbush really is a load of balls and Pachter is becoming notorious for just how incorrect his various predictions are. It’s like gaming’s equivalent to Tommy Cooper. The average gamer could come up with stuff just as accurate as this, if not more so.

    #5 5 years ago

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