There hasn’t been any updates with Onlive for sometime now, with no new games and no major publishers bringing their games to the cloud gaming service, but wait what’s this?! Its taken about 18 months but the guys and gals at Onlive have a new way to play and its called CloudLift.
It looks promising with a fresh slick new website / logo and a Windows 8 metro style system looking design to it could CloudLift give Onlive the lift it needs? The fact that you can now download the software on Mac is a step in the right direction as that was something which was never possible and with what looks like a whole host of games ready to go apart from …. oh wait a nice message at the bottom of the screen stating *Not all games supported visit games catalog for CloudLift enabled games, lets hope that it isn’t like we saw before at Expos were there was a list of games and half of which never came out.
Only time will tell , sign up or download here http://www.Onlive.co.uk. Being a major fan of Onlive in the past, and a big supporter of all things Onlive, I’m glad its come back, and with its technology now more than ever in the clouds it can only get better. Here’s hoping for more big things in Onlive in 2014, and you never know, maybe an integration on the likes of Xbox One, to counter the Playstation 4 Gaikai technology, if they take it the Onlive route, of full games, and not just backwards catalogue, then it can have a even bigger boost. Yes we have Games on Demand on the likes of Xb1, but why not a pay for service through for Onlive on separate consoles, you never know…..
Introducing CloudLift – Now in Open Beta
CloudLift is a new subscription that allows you to access download games you already own, through OnLive. Play locally on your home PC, and play on the go instantly via OnLive. CloudLift is now in Beta. Try it today for these features:
* Access games you already own, or buy download codes from OnLive.
* Cloud play available on PC, Mac, TV and Android devices
* Cloud saves synced automatically.
* Cancel anytime. Downloaded games are yours to keep.
You can now purchase download codes from OnLive! We’ve added some great new games to the catalog, including: Batman®: Arkham Origins, The LEGO® Movie Videogame, Saints Row IV™ and many more! You can buy these for download, AND play them in the cloud with a CloudLift subscription
Start with a 7-day free trial!
To subscribe, sign up for a free account above, and find CloudLift in the Market.
Other Important Info
We’ve also made some changes to the game service itself which we hope will make your gaming experience even better.
New User Interface
Discover new games more easily and make new friends. Launch OnLive now and check it out!
We’ve added new data centers in Chicago and Seattle and increased our footprint in existing data centers to meet demand. We’ve also upgraded our servers with the latest GPUs and CPUs to give you the best possible gaming experience.
A few more things you should know…
OnLive will no longer offer Full or 3 and 5-day PlayPasses for purchase. Customers who have purchased PlayPasses will continue to be able to access and play those games for the license term and your game save data will continue to function during that time. You can find your PlayPass games in the Quick Launch menu in the OnLive Dashboard in the game service