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Sony acquires game streaming service OnLive and shuts it down

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Apr 2015 20:59 User comments (5)

Sony acquires game streaming service OnLive and shuts it down OnLive, the original streaming game service that disappeared unexpectedly in 2013, has been acquired today by Sony.
Unfortunately for fans of the service, Sony is immediately shutting down OnLive, likely integrating patents to its portfolio or potentially some tech into its cloud streaming service for PlayStation gamers.

Reads the blog post: "It is with great sadness that we must bring the OnLive Game Service to a close. Sony is acquiring important parts of OnLive, and their plans don't include a continuation of the game service in its current form. Your service should continue uninterrupted until April 30, 2015. No further subscription fees will be charged, and you can continue to play all of your games until that date.

After April 30, 2015, our data centers will shut down and the service will be offline. All accounts will be closed, and all data deleted including game save data, achievements, and credit card data will be deleted. If you purchased a Steam game from OnLive, that game will still be available on Steam. No refunds will be available for any game purchases, hardware purchases, or subscriptions."


R.I.P OnLive.

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5 user comments

14.4.2015 8:53

And yet, when sony starts selling their service, hardware, and games exactly the same way OnLive did, people won't hesitate to give them money.



24.4.2015 13:40

great business skills buy the competition then shut them down.


custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

35.4.2015 20:39

no Sony bought patents from a closing service BIG difference.

46.4.2015 0:17

Sony & Yahoo should get together, smh.

57.4.2015 3:08

Originally posted by KillerBug:
And yet, when sony starts selling their service, hardware, and games exactly the same way OnLive did, people won't hesitate to give them money.
i highly doubt that. there current streaming offerings are nothing short than robbery, sufficed to say its not doing so well.

The sooner SCEI dies the better.

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