E3 2012: OnLive claims "millions" of users, 100% uptime since launch

Ben Parfitt
E3 2012: OnLive claims "millions" of users, 100% uptime since launch

OnLive has claimed that it has millions of subscribers worldwide”, but has once again decided not to reveal the number of gamers paying to use its service.

OnLive went live at E3 2010 with just 19 games in its library on only PCs and Macs over Ethernet,” an official statement reads.

OnLive faced a huge wall of skepticism as to whether the technology would ever work and if it did, whether it could scale, and even then, whether it could reliably deliver gameplay on a consistent basis over consumer broadband connections.

Two years later at E3 2012, OnLive is celebrating its two-year anniversary with hundreds of games from over 60 publishers, and is not only available on PCs and Macs, but on TVs, tablets and smartphones over wired, Wi-Fi and cellular connections.”

The company also claims to have enjoyed 100 per cent uptime” since its launch last year, meaning that the service has never been unavailable.

Also confirmed are a number of new titles coming to OnLive:

Aliens:Colonial Marines
The Cave
Darksiders II
Hell Yeah!
Hitman: Absolution
Inversion
London 2012 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games
Metro: Last Light
Ravaged
Saints Row: The Third: Enter the Dominatrix™
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings
South Park: The Stick of Truth

OnLive has also announced a deal with LG that will see its streaming gaming services integrated into its Smart TV range.

It's always been our mission to make top-quality gaming accessible to everyone, everywhere,” OnLive CEO and founder Steve Perlman stated.

OnLive adds no cost to LG Smart TVs, but delivers a full console-class experience. We're excited to make on-demand top-tier gaming an integral part of the living room entertainment system on LG's state-of-the-art TVs.”

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