The OnLive service launched in the US last week and with it we got our first look at how much it will cost to access games through the cloud.
The initial range of pricing options includes rentals that last three or five days and an unlimited pass that provides access until at least 17th June 2013 - presumably the length of the current licensing agreements.
Buying a game through OnLive entitles you to access that game for the length of the agreed licence, providing you keep up your OnLive subscription. If you allow that to lapse, you can't access the games again until you rejoin.
The organisers are currently offering free subscriptions for the first year then reduced rates during the second for "founding members".
OnLive is a system that allows you to play PC and console games over the internet without needing fancy equipment, with the games hosted on powerful PCs in a server facility and a video stream of your actions sent to you over the net.
OnLive is due to launch in the UK in late 2011 with help from BT.
Check out the full list of pricing options below, and look out for Digital Foundry's take on the service's real-world performance very soon.
|Game||PayPass Options||Rental Durations||Demo?|
|AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity||$9.99||Until at least 17th June 2013||Yes|
|Assassin's Creed II||$39.99||Until at least 17th June 2013||Yes|
|Batman: Arkham Asylum||$6.99 / $4.99||5 days / 3 days||Yes|
|Borderlands||$29.99 / $8.99 / $5.99||Until at least 17th June 2013 / 5 days / 3 days||Yes|
|Brain Challenge||$4.99||Until at least 17th June 2013||Yes|
|Colin McRae: DiRT 2||Demo only||N/A||Yes|
|Defense Grid Gold||$13.99 / $6.99||Until at least 17th June 2013 / 5 days||Yes|
|F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin||$19.99||Until at least 17th June 2013||Yes|
|Just Cause 2||$49.99||Until at least 17th June 2013||Yes|
|LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4||Demo only||N/A||Yes|
|Madballs in Babo: Invasion||$9.99||Until at least 17th June 2013||Yes|
|Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands||$49.99||Until at least 17th June 2013||No|
|Puzzle Chronicles||$9.99 / $3.99||Until at least 17th June 2013 / 3 days||Yes|
|Red Faction: Guerrilla||$19.99||Until at least 17th June 2013||Yes|
|Shatter||$8.99||Until at least 17th June 2013||Yes|
|Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction||$59.99||Until at least 17th June 2013||Yes|
|Unreal Tournament III: Titan Pack||$19.99 / $6.99 / $4.99||Until at least 17th June 2013 / 5 days / 3 days||Yes|
|World of Goo||$19.99 / $6.99 / $4.99||Until at least 17th June 2013 / 5 days / 3 days||Yes|