The days of gamers being able to play the games their buy only on their gaming console are over. Thanks to cloud-based gaming services such as OnLive, you can play quality video games on your smartphone or tablet too. OnLive is launching iOS and Android apps to let gamers play popular video games on touchscreen devices. That means OnLive customers get to play their games on their Mac, PC, tablet, and smartphone devices.
OnLive customers have 3 ways to control their games (touch, vPad, and a wireless control). Over 150 titles will be available through this service. What sets OnLive games apart from others is the fact that they are not stripped down mobile games. These games are full console games optimized to run on smaller displays. Since this is a cloud-based solution, players do not have to worry about their handheld devices not having enough power to run the games.
For gamers used to having physical contact with buttons, sliding around a touchscreen is good for some little games, but not for others. Yet gamers have smartphones and tablets, and if they’re in a situation where they don’t have their gamer rig or console with them, they may want to continue a game they started at home,
explained Onlive Chief executive Steve Perlman. This service makes playing games across multiple systems much more convenient. Subscribers can start a game on one machine and finish it on another. OnLive games work over WiFi and 4G perfectly. Users can buy, subscribe and rent games which is nice. This is truly an exciting service for anyone into gaming. Let’s hope Apple plays ball.