OnLive, a streaming video game service that aims to threaten the traditional console business, announced Thursday that it has stuck a deal that will bring it to the UK.
Under the terms of the deal, OnLive will partner with British Telecommunications to deliver the service to homes around England. BT also bought a 2.6 percent stake in the San Francisco-based company.
OnLive plans to go live in the United States on June 17. BT has not yet said when it will roll out the OnLive service in the UK. In the U.S., it will cost $14.95 a month and will offer gamers the ability to buy or rent AAA titles from Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, THQ, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and 2K Games.
The idea behind the service is that users will get high frame rate, no-lag performance out of most console games, regardless of their computer, so long as they have minimum Internet connection speeds of 1.5 Mbps for standard-definition play, and 5 Mbps for HD, and are no more than 1,000 miles from an OnLive data center. BT did not address these technical issues Thursday.
Via Cnet News