ONLIVE AND BT LAUNCH REVOLUTIONARY CLOUD GAMING

BT today announced that it will be offering its broadband customers three months free and unlimited access to a PlayPack 1 of more than 100 video games to mark the launch of OnLive’s revolutionary instant-play game service.

BT will be the first internet service provider in the UK to offer cloud-based gaming to its customers through its exclusive partnership with OnLive.

The OnLive® Game Service is the groundbreaking on-demand video gaming platform that delivers the latest and most advanced games instantly over a broadband connection. Users can play on their HDTV via the OnLive Game System or on virtually any PC, Mac® or tablet via a small browser download. The OnLive Game Service creates an entirely new way to play, watch, share and try premium games from the world's leading publishers. 

Warren Buckley, managing director, BT Retail’s Customer Service, said: “This is a fantastic new service for the UK. The three months free PlayPack subscription is a great offer for BT broadband customers and there are no strings attached. It’s not part of a contract and we’re waiving usage allowances until the New Year. We just want to give our customers the chance to try it, and with more than 100 premium games available, choosing what to play will be the hardest part.”

“This is yet another reason for customers to choose BT for their broadband. Of course, our superfast, up to 40Mb 2, BT Infinity fibre broadband, is ideal for something like OnLive gaming.”

BT’s exclusive three months free PlayPack subscription has more than 100 regularly updated recent, indie and classic games from more than 50 top publishers. There is a wide range of games including action adventure, first person shooter, sports and puzzle games, so there is something for everyone. Games include Batman: Arkham Asylum, Saints Row 2, Homefront (large-scale warfare multiplayer), F.E.A.R. 3 (multiplayer), Borderlands, Just Cause 2, LEGO® Batman, World of Goo, Flatout 2, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, Prince of Persia and the classic Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition.

BT customers will also get to enjoy OnLive’s promotions, including their special launch offer of a first individual OnLive game for just £1, worth up to £39.99 3.

OnLive is the pioneer of “cloud” gaming. Backed by high-performance, internet-based cloud game servers, the OnLive Game Service launches top-tier games in seconds that would take minutes to start on high-end consoles or PCs. Because all the games run in data centres, users can always play the highest-performance games on their OnLive Game System and even play on most low-performance computers. Customers never have to upgrade hardware. As games become more advanced, users can continue to play them on the same OnLive Game System or computer. Gamers can play using their keyboard and mouse, gamepad or touch screens depending on their preferences.

OnLive founder and CEO Steve Perlman, said: “OnLive will utterly transform gaming in the UK. No discs, big downloads or specialised hardware are needed. OnLive gives you the latest games instantly, anytime, anywhere on HDTV, PC, Mac, as well as soon on iPad and Android tablets. It makes high performance gaming as accessible as streaming video, with unique social features, such as watching thousands of people play games live with voice chat and Facebook integration.

“OnLive is incredibly excited about its partnership with BT. In particular, the performance of OnLive over BT Infinity fibre broadband is nothing short of extraordinary. Prepare to be blown away.”

The special PlayPack subscription offer is open to any BT customer, 18 years of age or over with BT home broadband who register online at www.bt.com/onlive by January 31, 2012.

Enquiries about this news release should be made to the BT Group Newsroom on its 24-hour number: 020 7356 5369. From outside the UK dial + 44 20 7356 5369

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Notes to editors

Available to BT broadband customers who register at www.bt.com/onlive before 11:59pm on January 31, 2012. Three months free from date of registration. Usual price £6.99 a month. Minimum line speed of 3Mb required via a wired or Wi-Fi connection. Broadband usage up to January 2, 2012 will not count towards usage allowance. One offer per BT account holder. Subject to availability. Terms apply.

2  Dependent on line, time of day and location.

3 Available to BT broadband customers, who are first-time OnLive purchasers, buying one Full PlayPass before 11:59pm on October 9, 2012. Offer not valid towards pre-orders and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. One offer per household. Available titles are subject to change without notice. Only valid within the UK while connected to the OnLive Game Service. PlayPass games are non-exchangeable and non-refundable from point of activation. Terms apply.

About OnLive

OnLive is the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video game services, delivering real-time interactive experiences and rich media through the Internet. With groundbreaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to provide the power and intelligence needed to instantly deliver the latest, premium game titles to any HDTV via the OnLive Game System or nearly any PC and Mac ® via a small browser download. The OnLive Viewer app is available for the iPad and Android® tablets and playable versions will be available soon. OnLive is available in North America and the UK and will be expanding into more of Europe later this year. OnLive technology is backed by hundreds of patents and patents pending. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. OnLive investors include Warner Bros., Autodesk, Maverick Capital, AT&T, British Telecommunications (BT), The Belgacom Group, HTC and Juniper Networks. More information is available at  www.onlive.com and www.onlive.co.uk.

OnLive is a registered trademark of OnLive, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For media enquiries contact James Beaven, Indigo Pearl for OnLive, Inc., e-mail: james@indigopearl.com, tel:020 8964 4545

or

Brian Jaquet, director of Corporate Communications for OnLive, Inc., e-mail: brian.jaquet@onlive.com, tel: +1 (415) 235 4844.

About BT

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries.  Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services.  BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

In the year ended 31 March 2011, BT Group’s revenue was £20,076m with profit before taxation of £1,717m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group.  BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York. 

For more information, visit www.btplc.com

OnLive’s UK launch and coming soon titles include:

Launch Titles

4 Elements

Aaaaaa!

AC-130: Operation Devastation

Advent Rising

Alarm for Cobra 11 Nitro

Alien Shooter: Vengeance

Alien vs. Predator Classic 2000

Aliens vs. Predator

Alpha Prime

Alpha Protocol

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda

Around the World in 80 Days

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Deluxe Edition

Assassin's Creed II

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Bloodrayne 2

Blowout

Borderlands

Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition

Braid

Brain Challenge

Ceville

Conflict: Denied Ops

Darksiders

Darkstar One

Defense Grid: Gold

Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Dimensity

DiRT 2

DiRT 3

Disciples III: Renaissance

Divinity 2: The Dragon Knight Saga

Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time

Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon

Duke Nukem Forever

Elements of War

Elizabeth Find, MD: Diagnosis Mystery

Evil Genius

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

F.E.A.R. 3

Faery: Legends of Avalon

Fate of the Pharaoh

Fishdom 2

Flatout 2

Frontlines: Fuel of War

GearGrinder

Glyph 2

Grand Ages: Rome

Hitman: Blood Money

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

Homefront

Homesteader

Infernal

Just Cause

Just Cause 2

Kane & Lynch 2

King's Bounty: Armored Princess

King's Legacy

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

LEGO Batman: The Videogame

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

Luxor 2

Madballs in Babo: Invasion

Mafia II

Men of War: Red Tide

Metro 2033

Mini Ninjas

MLB 2K10

MX vs ATV Reflex

NBA 2K10

NBA 2K11

NecroVision: The Lost Company

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Ninja Blade

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee

Osmos

Pathologic

Patrician IV

Port Royale 2

Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlord

Red Faction Guerrilla

Red Faction: Armageddon

Remington Super Slam Hunting: Africa

Royal Envoy Premium

Saints Row 2

Shatter

Shaun White Skateboarding

Shellshock 2: Blood Trails

Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

Star Wolves 3: Civil War

Super Granny 6

Supreme Commander

Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

Syberia II

The Ball

The Bard's Tale

The Maw

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

Tomb Raider Anniversary

Tomb Raider: Legend

Tomb Raider: Underworld

Trapped Dead

Trine

Tropico 3

Tropico 4

Unreal Tournament III

Vegas: Make it Big

Virtua Tennis 2009

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Chaos Rising

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

Wheelman

World of Goo

Zombie Shooter 2

Coming Soon

Assassin's Creed Revelations

Assault Heroes 2

Batman: Arkham City

Bulletstorm

Call of Juarez: The Cartel

Civilization V

Driver: San Francisco

F1 2011

Fallout Tactics

Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game

Football Manager 2012

From Dust

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

Limbo

Might & Magic: Heroes VI

MLB 2K11

NBA 2K12

Operation Flashpoint: Red River

Orcs Must Die

Red Bull X Fighters, International Freestyle Motorcross

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad

Roller Coaster Tycoon 3

Saints Row the Third

Sniper: Ghost Warrior

Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition

Trine 2

Wargame: European Escalation  


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