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Can Onlive compete with Xbox and PS3?

With OnLive launching in the UK yesterday, can cloud gaming via OnLive compete with Xbox and PS3 or future consoles.

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CynicalVision2189d ago (Edited 2189d ago )

Not unless Onlive can produce quality first party exclusive games.

There are too many problems with onlive;

1) If Onlive fails and the company closes then your games will be gone.

2) No real sense of ownership, even when you buy a game there is usually a limit of 2-3 years before it becomes unavailable to play.

3) If their servers go down you can't play anything.

4) Membership might not be free in the future, if you buy a game right now you may have to subscribe in the future to play it.

NukaCola2189d ago

you beat me to it. exclusives make the console.

iamnsuperman2189d ago (Edited 2189d ago )

Exactly. They are offering very little. Its plays like a console because of the controller but consoles cost £200 ish now. It just offering the multiplats. A Ps3 or 360 has an exclusive libary of games that attract people to this system. It can't compete. I would also add internet speed stability. You can still play the game but the resolution drops. Cloud based gaming is in early stages because the internet infrastructure isnt good enough

fluffydelusions2189d ago

You basically said everything I wanted to say. But I'd also to add to #1 because this company is new while Sony and MS have proven themselves not to be going anywhere anytime soon. I forget the actual numbers but the majority of new businesses end up failing in the first couple of years.

taylork372189d ago

I think you forgot one major point, probably the most improtant....they can't compete unless they offer lag free gaming. There is still a VERY noticeable delay in movement on controller to movement on the screen.

KyRo2189d ago

I was just playing Dirt3 and Hitman Blood Money and there was noticeable controller to screen movement for me. It did glitch out once or twice but otherwise all was good. I can see this type of thing taking off if MS or Sony get into the streaming side of things.

Baka-akaB2189d ago

Nope you've got no content of your own , CURRENTLY display things worse than consoles , and aint even trying to be a profitable venture yet anyway .

Just being bait to be purchased by a bigger shark , an then making some nice profit from the sale

VampiricDragon2189d ago (Edited 2189d ago )

Is this a joke?

Of course it cant.

1) Its not competing now, in the regions its out for

2) You dont own the games, you borrow them, and then in 2 -3 years they are gone forever, and what are you left with?

3) No exclusive games

4) Terrible quality

ect

TopDudeMan2189d ago

I think if maybe it had more games it could compete. It's definitely not something for me, though.

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