OnLive CEO Steve Perlman hinted this summer about his company's interest in integrating its cloud-gaming service directly into television. It seems OnLive has achieved that goal after this morning's announcement of a partnership with Vizio.
Previously confined to Macs and Windows systems through downloadable software, as well as its own dedicated MicroConsole set-top box, OnLive debuted last year as the first major cloud-gaming service. With its partnership with Vizio, the OnLive service will now extend to Vizio HDTVs, as well as Vizio's newly announced line of Via tablets, smartphones, and Blu-ray players.
Details in OnLive and Vizio's joint release were scarce, and we can't yet say when the OnLive-equipped Vizio products will hit the market, what they will cost, nor whether the TVs or the Blu-ray players will support OnLive over wired or wireless networking connections. Both OnLive and Vizio will be demonstrating the service operating on the various devices at the show, so we'll see if we can uncover more specifics.