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Rebellion Working With OnLive For Aliens Vs. Predator

Rebellion is working with cloud-based game streaming service OnLive to offer its Aliens vs. Predator, says head Jason Kingsley -- despite possible challenges, "we're looking at the technology right now," he said.
Rebellion is working with cloud-based game streaming service OnLive to offer its Aliens vs. Predator. The service has built a lot of momentum ahead of its launch this summer, and although major publishers like Electronic Arts, Ubisoft and 2K are on board, no titles have been revealed. But at the IBIS/LBS Videogames Investment Network event in London, Rebellion head Jason Kingsley broke the news -- which suggests that publisher Sega could be among the companies backing OnLive -- while discussing opportunities in cloud computing, according to a GamesIndustry.biz report. Kingsley said new set-top box services on the horizon provide a chance for other companies to challenge the "walled gardens" Sony and Microsoft have become accustomed to controlling on the console market. "I definitely think there's an opportunity there, and different people are trying different things around concepts like cloud computing," he said. "We're working on something with OnLive at the moment, which enables you to play one of our games, Aliens vs Predator - but you don't actually have to own a copy of the game, you can play it remotely." Kingsley acknowledged that some tech issues have yet to be addressed, like how titles will scale -- "we're looking at the technology right now," he said. "But everybody's got a TV in their living room... so you've got a massive market there potentially," he added. "It's very exciting - and what I think is really exciting is that it's all about content. These guys have got some very interesting business models."

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