OnLive, a games-on-demand service that was being considered for a $14.95 monthly rate is going to continue to be free for the masses. The CEO of OnLive has commented on the OnLive blog about the decision,
“Although we wish we could have confirmed no monthly fee from the get-go, pioneering a major new video game paradigm is hard…We had to first grow to a large base of regular users before we could understand usage patterns and operating costs. Now that we’ve reached that stage, we can confidently say a monthly fee is not needed…”
The service itself is free, which allows subscribers to demo, be spectators, message friends and free Brag Clip videos. The games on the other hand will have to be paid for in order for subscribers to play them.