OnLive Getting British Release

OnLive, the "cloud" service that promises/hopes to revolutionise online gaming by removing the need for a PC or a console, will also be launching in the United Kingdom, it's been revealed today.

British Telecom has teamed up with the American company to bring the service to Ol' Blighty, and in doing so has also bought a small share - 2.6% - in the firm.

While OnLive will launch in the US this summer, a British release date is still up in the air, OnLive saying only that further details will be disclosed later in the year.

Those worried that this means the service will be exclusive to BT customers needn't fear; it'll be available to customers of all internet service providers (BT's stake only buying them exclusivity over bundle deals, not OnLive itself).