Breaking news: OnLive quits Second Life – SL Go cancelled

 

sl-go-appDisappointing news, quoted from the Onlive Website:

It is with great sadness we must announce that OnLive’s SL Go service will be coming to an end. Sony is acquiring important parts of OnLive, and their plans don’t include a continuation of the SL Go service. However, your service should continue uninterrupted until April 30, 2015. No further subscription fees will be charged, and you can continue to enjoy SL Go on all of your devices until that date.

In our year of SL Go service, we have become quite close to the Second Life® community. Thanks to your patronage and constructive feedback, SL Go became one of OnLive’s most successful services. We know how important SL Go is for many of you, and it saddens us to bring the service to a close. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to you for being a part of “SL Go by OnLive” and wish you all the best.

With warmest regards,

Everyone at OnLive

I know that many Second Life users have enjoyed this service. I’ve been one of them. I’m sorry to see this go, and hope someone sees the opportunity available in this space to fill the void.

2 thoughts on “Breaking news: OnLive quits Second Life – SL Go cancelled

  1. When you say “quits Second Life” in the headline, it makes it sound like OnLive actively decided to stop supporting SL. Sony seems to be the one that will no longer be offering the SLGo service for Second Life, after they take over.

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    1. You’re technically right. However, let’s not forget that OnLive’s board decided to sell their patents to Sony for an undisclosed sum; they were not forced. By selling out, they effectively agreed to terminate their services to not only Second Life users through SLGo, but to every one of their customers. If the sum was anything like what Sony paid ($380 million USD) for the last streaming game service they acquired, then I have no doubt that the owners of OnLive might be “sorry”, but are nevertheless seeing a significantly larger bank balances as a result.

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