OnLive has officially launched their “PlayPack” plan that allows users to play as many games as they want for a monthly flat rate. One of the most requested features for the on-demand, instant-play video game service is finally here. OnLive members can subscribe to this PlayPack plan for $9.99 a month to have instant access to a whole library of games that they can play for, as long as they want, without any additional costs. In case you didn’t know what OnLive is, it is a cloud video game streaming service that allows users to play games on their PCs or Macs without the need to purchase the game or go through the hassles of installation. All the hardware processing is done via OnLive’s servers and then streamed to users, allowing users who don’t have the latest computers to run hardware intensive games. This will also allow tablets, smartphones and Blu-Ray players to run their selection of games as well. Let’s not forget, one of the major benefits to cloud gaming is the ability to save your game and resume it from anywhere and on any machine you use.
Previously available with 3-day, 5-day rentals and Full PlayPass packages, the new “all you can” play game is targeted at gamers who can make use of the full month playing many different games, giving them more bang for their buck. As of now, there are 38 games available with the PlayPack package, with more games to be added in the future. Some of the games available at launch include: F.E.A.R. 2, LEGO Batman, NBA 2K10, and Unreal Tournament 3. Considering that $9.99 is a fraction of the cost of a blockbuster video game, it’s a pretty good deal that will definitely be picked up by a lot of people. All OnLive has to do is keep on updating their game library to make it a success. Head over here if you’d like to find out more or subscribe to OnLive’s PlayPack plan.