OnLive Offers New Flat Rate Plan and Console

Posted by at 9:31 pm on December 2, 2010

OnLive, Inc. has announced details of its new $9.99/month “PlayPack” flat-rate plan, which is immediately available in beta to OnLive Game System owners and available to all OnLive members on January 15, 2011. OnLive will continue to offer its current free trials, 3- and 5-day rentals and Full PlayPass options for a la carte new-release games in addition to the new PlayPack flat-rate plan for access to a growing library of recent, indie and classic games.

“OnLive’s PlayPass and PlayPack plans give players maximum flexibility to try or buy video games,” said Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research Wedbush Securities. “Top-tier titles are available as individual rentals and purchases, while everything else is available at a flat rate. With these programs, OnLive is effectively offering the equivalent of an iTunes/Netflix combo for gaming.”

OnLive today also began shipping the OnLive Game System, a $99 controller and MicroConsole bundle, providing instant access on HDTVs to all OnLive games.

The PlayPack option is available, in beta, starting today for owners of the OnLive Game System free of charge. The PlayPack game library will steadily expand up to and beyond the January 15, 2011 launch date. After this introductory beta period, the PlayPack flat-rate plan will be available as a $9.99/month option for all OnLive members, including those PlayPack beta members who choose to continue with the plan.

The PlayPack flat-rate plan will comprise more than 40 high-quality games when officially launched, incorporating major franchises immediately recognizable to any gamer. A sampling of the current PlayPack beta game library includes:

  • Prince of Persia, Ubisoft
  • NBA 2K10, 2K Sports
  • Tomb Raider: Underworld, Square-Enix
  • F.E.A.R. 2, Warner Bros
  • Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X., Ubisoft
  • Unreal Tournament 3, Epic
  • Vin Diesel Wheelman, Ubisoft
  • LEGO Batman, Warner Bros
  • Defense Grid Gold, Hidden Path
  • Saw, Konami
  • World of Goo, 2D Boy

Like all OnLive titles, PlayPack games play instantly on TVs, via the OnLive Game System, or on a PC or Mac via a small browser download.   Some PlayPack games require a mouse and/or keyboard. The PlayPack flat-rate plan will be offered on a month-to-month basis and can be cancelled at any time.

Price and Availability

For more information about the PlayPack flat-rate plan, visit www.onlive.com/playpack. For additional details on the OnLive Game System, visit www.onlive.com/game-system.

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