Onlive ‘cloud console’ to get UK launch

Onlive is to launch its cloud-based gaming service in the UK on September 22nd. The system, which has been available in the US for more than a year, allows users to play games without a console.

Processing is done in data centres on specialised servers and streamed over the Internet. The company says it hopes to do deals with service providers to stop people exceeding their download limits.

As well as being available on PCs, Macs and tablet devices, Onlive offers its own micro console that can be plugged directly into HD televisions.

In an attempt to keep latency down, Onlive has opened a new European server facility in Luxembourg, placing its computing systems closer to the people that are going to be using it.

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