Tuesday, March 24, 2009

OnLive could threaten Xbox, PS3, and Wii | Gaming and Culture - CNET News

I wouldn’t count on the game companies being willing to participate 

It's too early to tell how much danger, of course, but a start-up called OnLive announced a brand-new game distribution system Monday night that, if it works as planned, could change the games game forever.

OnLive, which was started by WebTV founder Steve Perlman and former Eidos CEO Mike McGarvey, is aiming to launch a system--seven years in the works--that will digitally distribute first-run, AAA games from publishers like Electronic Arts, Take-Two, Ubisoft, Atari, and others, all at the same time as those titles are released into retail channels. The system is designed to allow players to stream on-demand games at the highest quality onto any Intel-based Mac or PC running XP or Vista, regardless of how powerful the computer.

OnLive could threaten Xbox, PS3, and Wii | Gaming and Culture - CNET News

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