OnLive Game System shipments have begun, and soon, so will a $9.99 per month flat-rate gaming plan from the service.
Called PlayPack, the flat-rate plan is immediately available in beta to OnLive Game System owners and will be made available to all OnLive members on January 15.
Current free trials, 3- and 5-day rentals and Full PlayPass options for a la carte new-release games will still be available in addition to the new PlayPack flat-rate plan – so no worries there.
“OnLive’s PlayPass and PlayPack plans give players maximum flexibility to try or buy video games,” said Michael Pachter regarding the service. “Top-tier titles are available as individual rentals and purchases, while everything else is available at a flat rate. With these programs, OnLive is effectively offering the equivalent of an iTunes/Netflix combo for gaming.”
OnLive today also began shipping the OnLive Game System, a $99 controller and MicroConsole bundle, providing instant access on HDTVs to all OnLive games.
The PlayPack flat-rate plan will comprise more than 40 high-quality games when officially launched, and here is just a sampling of what the beta library includes:
- Prince of Persia
- NBA 2K10
- Tomb Raider Underworld
- F.E.A.R. 2
- Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.
- Unreal Tournament 3
- Vin Diesel Wheelman
- LEGO Batman
- Defense Grid Gold
- Puzzle Chronicles
- King’s Bounty: Armored Princess
- Ninja Blade
Some PlayPack games require a mouse and/or keyboard. The PlayPack flat-rate plan will be offered on a month-to-month basis and can be canceled at any time.