OnLive Streaming Games Services Launches at E3

A new online video game streaming service that allows users to play the latest blockbuster titles is set to launch at the culmination of E3 tomorrow.

OnLive is a cloud-based platform designed to allow users to play the most recent, high-spec games, streaming the games directly to users computers via high-speed internet connections. The service will be available to both PC and Mac users.

OnLive will be subscription-based, giving users the option of either renting or purchasing games from a store to play on the platform.

Games currently being offered on the platform include Assassin's Creed II, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction, and Price of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.

OnLive will be starting a 'Founding Member Program' in association with US telecom company AT&T, which will involve selected gamers being offered one-year membership for free. Members can also extend their involvement in the programme by paying $5 per month.

Steve Perlman, CEO and Founder of OnLive, said: “OnLive harnesses cloud computing to provide the power and intelligence needed to instantly deliver the latest, premium game titles directly via a sleek, inexpensive MicroConsole TV adapter, or on PCs and Macs via a web browser.”