OnLive, the cloud-based gaming system, has undergone many changes t its pricing structure since it was first announced. Originally, players would have had to pay $15 a month for the service, plus the price of games. Eventually OnLive realized that this plan was too pricey, and removed the $15 monthly charge. Then, last month, they teased the idea of a monthly plan that would allow access to some, but not all, of OnLive’s library of games. Today, the company announced details about the service.
The “PlayPack” plan will cost $9.99 a month, and while it currently allows access to only about a dozen games, OnLive promises that by the time the program actually launches on January 15, that list will be up to 40. Most of the limited list of games currently available through PlayPack are older titles, but a couple of newer ones, namely Tomb Raider: Underworld and Prince of Persia, are present, as well.
Gamers who have already received their OnLive Microconsoles can jump into the program right now, for free, as part of the beta program.
Quick side note; If you were part of the Founding Members program, but still haven’t gotten your Microconsole, fret not; they’ll be shipping out today.