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OnLive US launch in June

Streaming service for PC and Mac for US$14.95

Game streaming service OnLive is set launch in the US on June 17 - on PC and Mac for a monthly subscription of $14.95.

When the service launches it will have support from Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, THQ and Warner Bros. OnLive's launch titles include Assassin's Creed II, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Metro 2033.

The subscription "provides access to an ever-increasing library of high-end, new release game content and a host of exclusive community feature such as Brag Clips and massive speculating," COO Mike McGarvey told MCV.

"Individual titles will be available for purchase or rental on an a la carte basis. Specific game pricing, including rentals,purchases and loyalty programs, will be announced prior to the consumer launch event at E3. We'll also be announcing additional loyalty and discount programs for consumers in the coming months."

"We're very pleased with the degree of publisher support received to date and have seen a rise in publisher interest in the OnLive Game Service as their focus begins shifting dramatically toward digital distribution."

McGravey said that OnLive's planned micro-console, which would plug into TVs, may be announced later this year.

He added: "We are very focused on launching the service in the US at the moment, but stay tuned on our European plans."

Dave Perry's own streaming games service, Gaikai, is promised to launch in Europe ahead of the US.

[ SOURCE: MCV ]

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