OnLive’s CloudLift service will let you play Steam games on any device

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 17:00 GMT By Matt Martin

Onlive has launched CloudLift, a new cloud gaming service to play PC games downloaded from any digital store – starting wth Valve’s Steam – on any device.


For a monthly subscription fee of $15/£9.99, OnLive claims that supported games downloaded via Steam can be synced with an Onlive account and played on multiple devices regardless of spec – from tablets and Macs to Google TV and lightweight laptops.

Using the cloud save option players in theory will be able move between devices picking up the game exactly where they left off.

Games supported at launch include Saint’s Row IV, Batman: Arkham Origins and Type:Rider.

Although games don’t have to be bought from Onlive, the company will also begin selling download codes for games with a 7-day trial to CloudLift.

It has also added Mark Jung to its exec pack. Jung sold IGN to NewsCorp for $650 million and was also CEO of video streaming site VUDU.

Finally, the company has launched a beta for Onlive Go, which allows access to MMO and virtual world content via Android tablets and low-spec laptops. The service starts with a “viewer” for Second Life and will roll-out to Gaijin Entertainment’s War Thunder shortly.