OnLive Getting WiFi Beta

OnLive, the cloud-based gaming service that launched in the US in June, is now looking to allow its users to use the system over WiFi.

When it launched in June, OnLive required a wired connection. However, COO Mike McGarvey says,

Wi-Fi support has been the most requested feature among OnLive members, so we made it a top development priority and were able to roll out a beta version ahead of schedule. We’re continuing to add new features and enhance the service, as well as expand the list of top new release games.

They’ll also be offering a 50% discount on all games this weekend (Sept. 4-6), as well as extending the Founding Members Program that allows you to get one year free and a second year at $4.95 a month through Dec. 31, 2010.

It will be interesting to see how the WiFi beta goes, and how gaming performance is affected once the wire goes away. If you give it a try, be sure to come back and let us know.

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