No prob. Going to jump back in with the Lambo pack since we've got an influx of new drivers.OnLive shuts down this month
Sony picks up its patents.
Cloud gaming company OnLive is shutting down.
The service ends on 30th April 2015, OnLive said. Users can use OnLive up until that date. In fact, all the games on the service are free to everyone to play until it shuts down at the end of April.
After today, no further subscription renewals will be charged for any OnLive service. Those whose subscriptions renewed on or after 20th March will be refunded.
After the services end, OnLive, based in Mountain View, California, will wind down and cease operations.
Meanwhile, Sony has bought OnLive's 140 or so cloud gaming patents. Both companies declined to disclose the terms of the transaction.
"These strategic purchases open up great opportunities for our gamers, and gives Sony a formidable patent portfolio in cloud gaming," Philip Rosenberg, VP, Global Business Development of SCE and SVP Business Development and Publisher Relations of Sony Computer Entertainment America, said.
"It is yet another proof point that demonstrates our commitment to changing the way gamers experience the world of PlayStation,"
The deal adds to Sony's ongoing game streaming effort. In July 2012 Sony bought rival cloud gaming company GaiKai for a whopping $380m. It's since used it to power PlayStation Now and Remote Play.
Wonder what this means for PS Now in terms of it being a better service and if it will survive. Good move by Sony anyhow.