OnLive’s streaming game service has launched without Wi-Fi support but now it has been announced that it will be getting it this Fall. Perhaps it was bound to happen in order to grow the user-base of the leading digital streaming video games distribution service.
In case you don’t already know, OnLive is a digital streaming video game service compatible with a wide variety of machines including PC, MAC, and has a pretty good range of specs available for support at the moment. OnLive will process the video rendering of game-play in a remote location and stream the experience to the end user, enabling you to play games that might not otherwise work on your system. Even if you do not meet the recommended specs, the client will still allow you to attempt playing. Some examples of games included in the service are Just Cause 2, DiRT 2, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origins, LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4, and more.
In a recent interview on CNET, Steve Perlman (CEO of OnLive) says that the team behind the service is working to diagnose existing bugs and iron everything out before such a launch would take place, but it’s coming. There is also talks of full 1080p HD support which may be available with OnLive in the future. If you are without wired internet connection to your router/modem setup and wish to participate in some streaming game action, hang on a little longer.