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OnLive to get UK launch by the end of 2011

Friday, 4th June 2010 17:22 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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British Telecom has said that OnLive should launch in the UK by the end of 2011.

Speaking with PCR, a BT representative told the site that BT the service will also be made available to PlusNet and existing broadband customers.

“Over time, as consumer broadband connectivity increases and as games become more complex, we expect cloud-based distribution models for gaming to become increasingly attractive and mainstream,” said the spokesperson. “BT is well positioned to help support this transformation.

“The expectation is that many of the popular games accessible on consoles today will be made available via OnLive.

“We’ll announce further details about our launch plans later this year, but we would hope to make it available by the end of 2011.”

OnLive is expected to launch in the US June 17.

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  1. A4-F8

    waste of time

    #1 4 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    wow really trying to push it arent they? >_>

    #2 4 years ago
  3. iOrly

    i want to own my games! lol
    those guys are serious about this right ?
    how pathetic

    #3 4 years ago
  4. killercow

    Well i see that more as a rental platform, you rent it, finish it in 5-6 hours and bam that’s done and you didn’t paid 60$ nor 1000$+ for a new computer.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. revolting

    You would think that BT of all people would know that the UK as a whole isn’t ready for this. The infrastructure is just completely lacking. Decent, reliable broadband is still limited to cities and large towns, and plenty of those falter in the “reliable” department, while some of the more rural places are still on dial-up. Their fibre optic service is laughably limited in availability, and we’re rather unlikely to see our clunky old copper wires improve much in the next year and a half.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Tallon 4

    End off 2011…Hell that’s quite late innit?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. frostquake

    I just got my Invite here in the US. Wondering if my Little 2 Gig Netbook could handle it?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. OlderGamer

    Im in too Frost, I guess time will tell.

    #8 4 years ago