Back in June, cloud gaming service OnLive revealed that it would hit the United Kingdom in the autumn as part of a collaboration with BT. The company opened up Player Tag sign-ups during E3 for those wishing to reserve their username and register for an Onlive UK Founding Member account. Now we have a solid date for when you can make use of the username you so wisely reserved.
OnLive has said the service will launch in the UK market on September 22 at the opening of the 2011 Eurogamer Expo in London. Special promotions, including OnLive system giveaways and demo sessions, will be available for those attending the expo. OnLive in the UK will be fully integrated with OnLive’s North American service, including trans-Atlantic massive spectating and voice chat, as well as multiplayer gaming for games suited for long-distance multiplayer.
"OnLive will utterly transform gaming in the UK," said OnLive Founder and CEO Steve Perlman. "No discs, big downloads or specialised hardware needed. OnLive gives you the latest games instantly, anytime, anywhere on HDTV, PC, Mac, as well as iPad, Android tablets. High-performance gaming as accessible as streaming video, with unique social features such as massive spectating with voice chat and Facebook integration."
Following the UK launch, OnLive has plans to expand to other European countries as well additional continents.