OnLive to get UK launch by the end of 2011

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

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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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