The e-mail in question, sent to Kotaku by Fargo, follows:

I wanted to send a note that by the end of the day today, OnLive as an entity will no longer exist. Unfortunately, my job and everyone else's was included. A new company will be formed and the management of the company will be in contact with you about the current initiatives in place, including the titles that will remain on the service.

It has been an absolute pleasure working with you and I'm sure our path with cross again.


When reached on the phone, Fargo said that the sender of the e-mail then tried to recall the message. Kotaku reached out to OnLive for clarification and received this message in response.

We don't respond to rumors and have no comment.

The exciting news is the first VIZIO Co-Stars (Google TV stream players) with the OnLive app built-in have just arrived in customer homes, and our second of three 'Indie Giveaway Weekends' is going on now. OnLive users can get a free copy of the award-winning games Space Pirates and Zombies and SpaceChem (more details on our blog here:


When asked if any layoffs had happened, an OnLive representative told Joystiq that "the OnLive service is not shutting down." They just managed to skip all the bad-news parts.