Wikipad and OnLive are pleased to announced a new partnership to bring full versions of AAA high-end PC games to Wikipad tablet and, in the near future, Wikipad’s Gamevice powered tablets. The OnLive Android app, which is available from the GooglePlay Store has been optimized for gameplay on Wikipad’s Android gaming tablet, the Wikipad 7.
Wikipad users can now experience AAA high-end PC gaming on the go via OnLive’s recently launched CloudLift, a new subscription service in the US, Canada and UK that allows fans to instantly access their digital games library anywhere on connected mobile devices, PC, Mac and TV. The power of OnLive’s muscle-bound cloud servers handle all of the heavy lifting required to stream AAA games to connected mobile devices such as tablets without users having to worry about hardware requirements. CloudLift will work on many connected devices providing gamers with access to their OnLive library of games, but Wikipad 7″ is the first gaming tablet with a gamepad controller adopting this service.
“Wikipad and Gamevice showcase perfectly how OnLive is bringing big games to small devices,” said Rick Sanchez, VP of Product and Marketing, OnLive. “Mobility and convenience are becoming increasingly important to gamers. The OnLive Game Service and CloudLift subscriptions are the delivery mechanisms that make high-end gaming possible on tablets. These superb hardware offerings from Wikipad enhance the player experience immeasurably and make even the latest, most graphically intensive games truly portable.”
In addition to Wikipad 7″, the partnership will eventually extend to the future release of Wikipad’s upcoming Gamevice which provides tablets with the necessary detachable gamepad with dual analog sticks, both L1/R1 and L2/R2 buttons, an analog D-pad and four analog action buttons. Using proprietary technology, Gamevice allows users to connect their mobile devices in the Gamevice arm, and with the simplest of adjustments, use the flex bridge to lock it in place. Armed with Gamevice, tablet gamers can connect to their OnLive library via CloudLift and instantly stream their favorite PC games anywhere, anytime and enjoy the experience as if they were at home in front of gaming rig.