OnLive live on cell phones, says OnLive boss

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


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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  1. freedoms_stain

    That’s pretty cool.

    It would be rather awesome if you could be playing a game at home on your pc/tv then go out, catch a train and resume playing the same game right where you left off – assuming the tech works over 3G and not just wifi… It’s probably just wifi isn’t it?

    Of course if the iphone is the only device they intend to support then interest in it drops back down to nil :-p The iphone and touch screen phones in general really need some sort of gaming cradle the phone can sit in that adds standard gamepad controls imo. Touch screen controls work great for basic games designed around touch, but they suck for ‘traditional games’.

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