If you like OnLive and enjoy playing the latest and greatest games without bulky PC hardware or having multiple consoles, then there’s an option for you called Unlimited Play.
Cloud-based gaming service announced by OnLive, their intention is to offer a Netflix-like package for gaming. Dubbed “PlayPack,” the $9.99/month flat-rate plan beta is immediately available to OnLive MicroConsole owners.
The OnLive press release reads:
“OnLive’s “PlayPass” and “PlayPack” plans give players maximum flexibility to try or buy video games. Top-tier titles are available as individual rentals and purchases, while everything else is available at a flat rate. With these programs, OnLive is effectively offering the equivalent of an iTunes/Netflix combo for gaming.”
The PlayPack campaign allows OnLive users to play any of the games in the library of OnLive titles at no additional expense, and the games can be played for as long and as much as anyone wants. No discs, no lengthy download, no patches, just gaming.
Customers will be able to cancel the plan at any time. The better news is that the beta is free until Jan 15 when PlayPack comes out of beta. After January 15th the Unlimited Play program will pick up a $9.99 monthly fee. Now, this doesn’t impede on the current free-to-play model OnLive is currently utilizing, and gamers who wish to continue to pick and choose what they play, buy and demo can continue to do so after the free beta of the PlayPack program comes to an end.
You can learn more about the new unlimited PlayPack program from OnLive
January 15th, and much more in the future. The current PlayPack beta library includes:
- Prince of Persia, Ubisoft
- NBA 2K10, 2K Sports
- Tomb Raider: Underworld, Square-Enix
- F.E.A.R. 2, Warner Bros
- Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X., Ubisoft
- Unreal Tournamentv3, Epic
- Vin Diesel Wheelman, Ubisoft
- LEGO® Batman, Warner Bros
- Defense Grid Gold, Hidden Path
- Saw, Konami
- Puzzle Chronicles, Konami
- King’s Bounty: Armored Princess, Katauri Interactive
- Ninja Blade, From Software