OnLive, one of the most ambitious game streaming services in the world was sold recently.
After the transactions many of the old employees lost their jobs but users are not going to be affected by this.
Lauder Partners is the company who purchased OnLive after the game streaming service sadly noticed that it is unable to support the platform because of lack of funds.
It seems that the service failed to see the success the OnLive founders anticipated, however the new management promises to develop the concept and to continue to offer the same support.
Even if many OnLive employees are now out of jobs, Lauder Partners promises to hire new staff and the company also considers hiring the old staff back.
OnLive’s only real competitor was Gaikai, which was purchased by Sony back in June of this year. It seems that these services were unable to remain independent on the gaming market because many internet users still have slow internet connections.
About OnLive Game Streaming Service
A few weeks ago we talked about cloud computing and the way this technology is going to change how we do things online.
OnLive promises a new experience: imagine that you can play the same video game on any computer, smartphone or tablet, without worrying about the technical specifications of your device or about the recommended system requirements of the game you want to play.
The system developed by the OnLive company is, apparently, pretty simple: instead of buying an advanced computer periodically, or a new gaming console, all you have to do is to subscribe to the OnLive service and you get instant access, regardless of your location or computer, to the newest games and you can play them using top notch graphics settings.
All games are stored in the cloud and the users gets rendered images. It’s just like watching a movie on your computer.
The main category of devices OnLive wants to replace are traditional gaming consoles. In the standard package OnLive includes a micro-console which is basically a personalized receiver that connects the user with the server that hosts the game.
This tiny console can be connected to any TV via HDMI and it is controlled with the help of a controller that comes in the package. Basically all you need is a fast internet connection and you’re good to go.
If you don’t like the idea of playing games on your TV, OnLive offers client programs for Windows and Mac, which allows you to run the newest games even on computers with low graphics performances.
OnLive on Mobile Devices
After a 40 million dollars investment, HTC is the first smartphones and tablets manufacturer to offer a complete gaming experience to users but other manufacturers already showed interest in providing similar support.
The service is currently only available in the United States of America but it will go global soon.