OnLive live on cell phones, says OnLive boss

Monday, 16 November 2009 03:20 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Well, not live in the “everyone can play it right now” sense, but we couldn’t resist the headline. Sorry. Our bad.

Anyway, during a Wedbush financial conference, CEO Steve Perlman dialed up interest in OnLive to stratospheric levels by explaining that the streaming software also runs on cell phones.

“Today, at a Wedbush financial conference in New York I showed OnLive running simultaneously on 2 iPhones, a TV, and a computer. What is really cool is that all 4 devices had access to the full OnLive Game Service, so they could play the same games, spectate on each other’s (and Beta users’) game play, watch Brag Clips, check out Gamer Profiles, etc,” he wrote on the OnLive blog.

“That said, it’s important to understand that a cell phone is a very different beast than TV, PC or Mac. And while we’re thrilled about eventually bringing many new games to cell phone platforms, currently, games on OnLive are tuned for TVs and computers. So initially, it’s the Community and Social elements of OnLive that we’re most excited about on mobile devices,” he added.

That’s a good start, Mr. Pearlman, but we gamers are a notoriously greedy bunch. Give us Crysis on our graphing calculators, Dreamcast VMUs, and Etch-and-Sketches. Then we might be impressed. Maybe.

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