BT has revealed that the UK release date for Cloud gaming system OnLive won't arrive until the end of next year.
perhaps by then i will have superfast broadband but even then im not sure on the idea of onlive. i meant to be getting an 8meg connection but most the time its about 6 which isnt good enough for onlive considering im not the only one who uses the internet in my house. i still cant see how they can have low enough latency for smooth gameplay.
6mbs is enough for streaming HD video. I am meant to be getting 8mb but the maximum I can get in my area is 4 because there are no fiber optic cables so you really shouldn't be complaining your pretty close to the max copper line internet speed. Virgin Media streams HD video through BT Lines as well so say you had Virgin Media your internet would slow down just as much as it would slow down if you were on OnLive as both require 4mb per second. If you want to be able to use OnLive or Virgin Media you need to upgrade to a fiber optic package of 10mb+ so that when you are using this HD video streaming services you can be sure that you won't slow down the internet for everyone else.
I don't think Broadband in the UK is good enough yet, and doubt it will be at the end of 2011. I have upto 20meg speed here with an average of around 8meg, at peak times it can get as low as 1meg though. And thats with fibreoptic cable. I did have broadband through BT phoneline and that was really terrible, couldn't stream SD video without loads of buffering.
..as long as you're with Virgin Media. They have insane speeds..
But virgin only do fibreoptics to a small portion of the UK. I just wish BT would hurry their ass up and sort fibre optics out
I heard Virgin media limit your speed down to 512kb/s if you use it a lot during peak hours. So I would not recommend them if you want to play OnLive during those evening hours as you would be put on the slower service for 4 hours every night.
1meg on fiber optic huh how can that be, i would sue them for that.
BT are upgrading most of the lines to "BT Infinity" fibre-optic broadband during 2011. So it may be good enough we will see.
Perhaps no, in light of UK and it's pathetic copper wire rip off. 1.3mb if I'm lucky. FED UP :o(
You're one of the lucky ones, some of us can't get broadband at all, not even 256kbps. I live less than 5 miles from my local exchange, and have an engineer test the line every 6 months or so, and nothing. BT doesn't have any interest in supplying broadband to rural areas, but are now laying fibre-optic lines so some bloke in a city can load his emails in a second, instead of a second and a half.
im currently paying for 20mb connection with talk talk, at peak times i usually geet about 850kbps
your on talk talk..im sorry to hear that.thats 1 hell of a piss poor service.
Hopefully for their sake they will be able to work out all the issues it seems to have by then.
Lol, I doubt so very much that this will ever work how its supposed to I can imagine a crazy buggy launch, and it not being straightened out until say Mid 2012? and even then, you would have to have the best bloody connection available in the UK.
Hmmm, perhaps the owners of onLive know this, and they're just trying to get everyones money right away so they can live their lives as millionaires before 2012 hits and everyone dies and they wont have to fix any bugs then :P
So what then if i dont keep up with my phone bill or broadband bill thats it say good bye to all the games you have purchased. Ok so you say dont miss a bill then but lifes not that easy at least with pc/xbox/ps3 you dont need broadband to play. But i do like the consept just wish BT wasnt so fickle about me paying my bill lol
BT has to be the slowest Internet provider I've heard of..
.. I'm most defiantly not going to buy OnLive, it's like the middle man..
im not with bt for broadband i was making a point and bt own all the phone lines in the uk so it makes no diffirence lol
Just in time for next-gen consoles which will be launching in fall 2011.
No way the PS4 will be dropping by next Fall.. Nintendo, yes, MS maybe but Sony - No.
Sorry, let me clarify: I meant Ninty and MS for sure, PS4 in 2012.
I took part in the beta for this and you dont need a super duper fast connection. I have a 12mb and usually only get 7mb and it was flawless. On live is amazing.
Pretty useless in my area, where cable isn't even available (or planned).
makes sense since majority of the uk will be getting fibre optic speeds over 40MB Dunno if am gonna get this because it needs to show more for my interest
This will never take off as a mainstream gaming medium. Thats my opinion, theres way too many things to go wrong, mainly around lag. If in 10 years when downloads are instant then it might be successfull.
I feel sorry for some of you Britts as your broadband speeds are horrible. I suggest you guys move to South Korea where everyone has like a 15mb connection. I really don't see Onlive as a major player but only a way to play older games. Can you picture yourself playing Halo Reach or God of War 3 on Onlive? You may picture yourself playing Reach or GOW3 on Onlive but Sony and Microsoft sure the hell don't. So all the good games will still be exclusive to one system. Leaving Onlive to cherry pic a bunch of classic or worthless games to choose from. Like several of these services haven't already popped up and faded away before.
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