OnLive, reviewed HERE, is a streaming game service that allows player’s to game over “the cloud”, and it looks like they’re looking to expand. In a recent report by CVG, OnLive’s VP of Engineering, Joe Bentley, spoke out about having their service featured on Xbox and PS3. This may seem like a logical progression for OnLive, as they’ve already found their way to tablets like the iPad, and most recently the Android platform.
Whether or not this deal is going to go down is tough to say, but Bentley seems to think it’d be an easy, mutually beneficial transition:
“Absolutely, they would make great consoles. Our controller is a hybrid between a PS3 controller and an Xbox controller. It’s all compatible, it would just work. There are OnLive guys chatting [Sony and MS], but we’ll see where it goes. But it would absolutely work, we’re ready to work with everybody.”
Obviously, the constant need for an Internet connection to access games could be a deterrent for many users, and that’ll make convincing publishers and developers a bit wary. Even yet, they may be considering their own first party cloud gaming option. Stay tuned for more information as it comes.