Aliens vs Predator heading to OnLive

Rebellion deal a precursor of SEGA support?

Rebellion boss Jason Kingsley has confirmed Aliens vs Predator for cloud computing service OnLive, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

SEGA hasn't commented, but AVP could signal the publisher's support of OnLive. EA, Ubisoft, Take-Two and others have already pledged allegiance.

"I think there are quite a lot of walled gardens that have grown up in the industry, and people like Sony and Microsoft are very used to controlling a certain sector of the market - and have been very successful in doing that," said Kingsley at last night's IBIS/LBS Videogames Investment Network event in London.

"I definitely think there's an opportunity there, and different people are trying different things around concepts like cloud computing. 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.

"Now there are some very interesting issues there - I don't know how that's going to scale, for example, and we're looking at the technology right now. But everybody's got a TV in their living room... so you've got a massive market there potentially."

Kingsley said his priority was to get games out to consumers; what format they arrive on and how they arrive doesn't matter to him.

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