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Xperia PLAY gets OnLive with gamepad compatibility

by Steven Williamson on 23 December 2011, 13:09

Tags: Sony Ericsson

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Having already been announced for iOS and Android devices a few weeks ago, OnLive is now available as an app for the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY smartphone, taking full advantage of the device’s slide-out gamepad.

The cloud gaming service, which streams games over the internet, currently includes titles such as Batman: Arkham City, Saints Row: The Third and Assassin’s Creed Revelations in its 200-strong line-up. The compatibility with Xperia PLAY means that owners don't have to purchase a wireless controller separately, but can use the integrated pad on Sony Ericsson's device.

Tablet and smartphone owners who don’t own an Xperia PLAY can choose two other ways to play on an Android tablet or smartphone. They can jump instantly into free demos of 24 touch-playable games, such as Dirt 3 and Defense Grid Gold, which have been either redesigned with native touch controls or include various virtual gamepads on-screen.

Or, they can play nearly every game in OnLive’s library using the recently released Universal OnLive Wireless Controller, designed to optimise wireless play across tablets, smartphones, PCs, Macs, TVs and Blu-ray players.

Customers can find the OnLive app in the Android Market by following this link: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.onlive.client.

For more details about the OnLive service visit: http://www.onlive.co.uk/

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Hm but how will this work on your 3g internet… I don't see how it would be very playable?
Been testing this out last night. Over Wi-Fi on Xperia Play. Weird playing Dirt 3 and Batman Arkham City. Any game that has an inventory and requires you to mooch around in the menus is difficult because the screen is so small. Dirt 3 is brilliant on it.
Just had a bash on dirt 3 and SSF4….Pretty darn good indeed! not tried it on my 3g connection mind was using my wireless :) I'm pretty worried about how much it would cost using my 3g, doesn't really give a hint on how much data is passed back and forth. Anyone got an idea??