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OnLive Wants To Bring Streaming Games To Consoles, Talking With Sony And Microsoft

Posted on June 27, 2011 AT 03:02pm

OnLive is an interesting proposition: instead of having high-powered consoles or PC powering your games, you instead stream the audio and video of the game from OnLive’s servers to a simple device in your home.

This concept means that no only can gamers get highly advanced gaming without the need for buying a new console or PC, but that those games can even work on devices like the iPhone or iPad.

What about on the actual gaming consoles, though? That’s an idea Computer and Video Games talked about with OnLive VP of Engineering Joe Bentley. In response, Bentley had this to say:

“Absolutely, they would make great consoles. Our controller is a hybrid between a PS3 controller and an Xbox controller. It’s all compatible, it would just work. There are OnLive guys chatting [Sony and MS], but we’ll see where it goes. But it would absolutely work, we’re ready to work with everybody.”

Such a service absolutely could come to the PS3 or Xbox 360; the question is, would Sony or Microsoft want to support such an idea? And, would console gamers want the option for experiences such as OnLive?

Source: Computer and Video Games

Nick Baumfeld
Bio: Nick Baumfeld has been involved in the video game industry for a good 12 years. He has seen the industry from all view points and has a background in websites, website integration and social media. Nick pioneered the online video game rental business back in the day, moved forward into online video game trading and then moved viral with the well received Video Games Application on Facebook. Today, he has joined up with EGM founder Steve Harris to create something truly unique and special; EGMNOW, a community dedicated to all manner of gamers.

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