Sony kicks OnLive off its media player

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Well this isn’t really surprising is it but Sony has just confirmed that its upcoming streaming media player due to be released later this month will no longer support the OnLive adaptor as previously announced.

This is obviously due to its recent purchase of Gaikai a cloud gaming competitor of sorts to OnLive and will come as another blow to OnLive’s previously announced plans to release its service on as many devices and services as possible.

At the heart of it this doesn’t really affect us in South Africa at all as our Internet isn’t cheap enough yet to make streaming games and movies a viable option to the majority of our middle class and by the time it is I expect OnLive and other cloud gaming services to have disappeared into the distance.

That is unless they somehow rewrite the laws of physics to really make the solution viable.

Last Updated: July 4, 2012

Gavin Mannion

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