Thu, Sep 22, 2011 | 08:33 BST
OnLive reveals UK pricing, Service partners
With OnLive launching properly in the UK today the company has revealed its full plans for pricing in Britain and its key partnerships with major companies in Britain that they hope will help the service to succeed.
OnLive have revealed that as of today users intending to play on the service away from their PC can purchase the OnLive Microconsole for £69.99. The Microconsole package includes the console itself, a controller, and all the cables needed to connect it to a TV.
If you’re attending Eurogamer Expo this weekend, OnLive are giving out the console for free while stocks last.
The games that are available on the service for the UK launch have now been confirmed, and will cost between £1.99 and £39.99, while OnLive are having a special launch promotion which allows new users to purchase any game on the service for £1 as their first game.
OnLive have also announced two key strategic partnerships for the service with two major British companies – internet provider BT and retailer GAME.
BT will be offering its broadband customers three months free access to OnLive’s basic ‘PlayPack’ package which allows users to play over 100 games and will also waive data usage allowances until the end of the year for those customers who opt in before January 31st 2012 so they have a chance to fully test the service.
GAME have agreed to sell the OnLive Microconsole on their GAME and Gamestation online portals and have announced their intention to extend the OnLive offerings to their 615 UK-based stores. They also plan to integrate OnLive with their loyalty card schemes within both the GAME and Gamestation brands.
If you want to learn a little more about what makes OnLive tick, Steve Hill spoke to founder Steve Perlman for us ahead of the UK launch.