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Game Streaming Service OnLive Closing Its Doors But Sony Acquires Assets

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 6:10 AM

Cloud gaming service, OnLive has announced today that the will close its doors on April 30th, 2015 and if you subscribed after March 28th, you'll be refunded.

"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," the company wrote.

The company’s IP and select assets have been acquired by Sony, which include a patent portfolio with “substantial innovations in cloud gaming”.

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This looks like Sony is fully determined to pursue cloud gaming in all possible directions because Sony bought OnLive’s number one competitor, Gaikai, for $380m back in 2012. A move which didn’t make too much sense at the time, but was later revealed to be a huge part of Sony’s future in the form of PlayStation Now, a game streaming service that relies on Gaikai technology.

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