OnLive's service will also be available for television sets through a purportedly low-priced “MicroConsole” a fraction the size of traditional consoles. It would be subscription-based, though there are not many details aside from that. They'll be launching the service this year, and apparently already have deals going with companies like EA, Take Two, Eidos and more.
They face a tremendous amount of obstacles to overcome, for sure. The Internet infrastructure worldwide certainly doesn’t yet seem capable of delivering what they expect it to and the fact that it will be a closed system will also set them back a bit – there's already a huge installed base of PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 gamers and more that play online. Still, the concept itself is interesting. What's your take, could such a system be effective?