Should Apple acquire OnLive?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Dragonlance1561, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Dragonlance1561 macrumors member


    Aug 16, 2007
    In your opinion should apple acquire OnLive and add the service to iTunes/Apple TV?

    If you don't know what OnLive is go to and watch the video on the home page.

    I think this would be really beneficial to Apple if they where to do this, I would definitely get the service (I'll probably get it even if apple doesn't acquire it, and there is a 99% chance that will be the case)
    If this service works without game quality loss then I think it has huge potential.
  2. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    It would be extremely risky. It's unproven technology, and the bandwidth requirements may mean that it doesn't scale very well (for example, to international markets and larger geographical areas).

    It also hasn't made any money, meaning that the valuation would be based on potential revenues, which are subject to wide differences of opinion and overestimations.
  3. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030


    Jun 15, 2005
    No. The controller input lag is just too noticeable for it to actually get anywhere. I think it'll just fade away.

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