Video Game On Demand Service Adds $10 Plan

Illustration for article titled Video Game On Demand Service Adds $10 Plan

Streaming video game service OnLive plans to start offering a flat-rate video game plan for their on demand service starting next month, the company said today.

The PlayPack, already available in beta to OnLive Game System owners, will cost $9.99 a month and launch to all OnLive members on Jan. 15.

The PlayPack joins the already available 3- and 5-day rentals and Full PlayPass pay options. The company says the new plan comes as they start to ship the $99 Onlive Game System to customers.


The PlayPack option only grants access to a selection of games, a library the company says they plan to expand. Currently that library includes about 40 games. Among the titles are:

· 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 Tournament 3, Epic
· Vin Diesel Wheelman, Ubisoft
· LEGO Batman™, Warner Bros
· Defense Grid Gold, Hidden Path
· Saw, Konami
· World of Goo, 2D Boy

OnLive service allows gamers to instantly play available games on their TV with the OnLive Game System or on a PC or Mac.

"OnLive's new PlayPack plan is another example of unique value and convenience unlocked through cloud gaming technology," said Steve Perlman, founder and CEO of OnLive. "People love flat-rate plans for instant-play media, so it's exciting to introduce this offering to the video game market for the first time. With PlayPass games priced from $3.99 to $49.99, along with the new $9.99/mo PlayPack plan, OnLive's growing library of games will suit any budget and any type of gamer, from casual to hardcore."

Share This Story

Get our newsletter



Good move on their part, i'd say — starting to shape up.

That being said, i will probably remain against this — secretly hoping that it fails miserably.


This may sound ranty, but it's yet another system that takes control away from the user. I understand who this may apply to, etc, but no.

Mods, addons, community projects/creations, skins, weapons, maps.. all gone. The consoles started this trend and now these services risk putting the final nails on the coffin.

Rant over. :)