We’re huge fans of OnLive’s terrific cloud gaming service here at Cult of Mac, and we’re even more excited to hear that it’s coming to iOS devices. The company has announced that an OnLive app is on its way to the App Store, which will allow users to play top-tier console-quality games on the go.
In its press release, OnLive promises the app will deliver “the latest, top-tier, high-performance games,” to the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad:
OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of cloud gaming, announced that it is bringing console-class gaming to tablets and phones with the revolutionary OnLive app for tablet and mobile platforms. The latest, top-tier, high-performance games—previously limited to only consoles and computers—will be available for instant play via the free OnLive app on over 500 million mobile devices over Wi-Fi or mobile networks in the US and UK.
You may have already experienced OnLive on your Mac or PC, and if you have, you’ll know just how groundbreaking this service will be on mobile devices. Regardless of your device’s specifications, OnLive allows you to stream games from the cloud that are traditionally only available on the latest consoles or high-performance PCs.
All you need is a broadband connection that’s capable of both streaming video from the OnLive server, and sending your controls back.
OnLive says that 25 console-class games have been adapted for touch-based input on smartphones and tablets, including titles like L.A. Noire and LEGO Batman: The Videogame; but for an even greater experience, you can pickup an OnLive wireless controller for $49.99.
With the controller, you can play any of the games available through OnLive on any supported mobile device. To see just how impressive OnLive will be on your iPad, check out the video below from PocketGamer:
The OnLive app will be free to download from the App Store — and it should arrive imminently — but you will need to pay to play OnLive games. However, anyone who downloads the OnLive app will get LEGO Batman: The Videogame for free.