Wikipad, Inc., the leader in mobile gaming platforms, and OnLive(R), the leader in cloud gaming, have announced a partnership to bring full versions of AAA high-end PC games to Wikipad tablet and, in the near future, Wikipad’s Gamevice powered tablets. The OnLive Android app (available for download from the Google Play store) has been optimized for gameplay on Wikipad’s Android gaming tablet, the Wikipad 7.
Wikipad users can now experience AAA high-end PC gaming on the go via OnLive’s recently launched CloudLift(R) — a new subscription service in the US, Canada and UK that allowes fans to instantly access their digital games library anywhere on connected mobile devices, PC, Mac and TV. The power of OnLive’s muscle-bound cloud servers handle all of the heavy lifting required to stream AAA games to connected mobile devices such as tablets without users having to worry about hardware requirements. CloudLift will work on many connected devices providing gamers with access to their OnLive library of games, but Wikipad 7″ is the first gaming tablet with a gamepad controller adopting this service.
“Since our inception, it has been our goal to provide gamers with the industry’s most comprehensive gaming experience via a tablet. We have been fortunate to partner with some of the best gaming companies in the business, and now we are proud to introduce our PC gaming partner. Our new partner, OnLive, and their cloud gaming platform, CloudLift, provides users the most revolutionary gaming experience, both the best of mobile gaming and now the AAA console/PC gaming experience,” said Fraser Townley, President, Wikipad Inc. “As tablet gaming continues to emerge and dominate handheld gaming, we are seeing the Mobile Console manufacturers discontinue their ‘video game-only’ devices. Gamers demand physical gaming controls for AAA games as fingers get in the way of touch-screen-controlled games. Wikipad’s Gamevice combined with OnLive CloudLift provides a great experience for serious gamers who demand the best in AAA games.”
“Wikipad and Gamevice showcase perfectly how OnLive is bringing big games to small devices,” said Rick Sanchez, VP of Product and Marketing, OnLive. “Mobility and convenience are becoming increasingly important to gamers. The OnLive Game Service and CloudLift subscriptions are the delivery mechanisms that make high-end gaming possible on tablets. These superb hardware offerings from Wikipad enhance the player experience immeasurably and make even the latest, most graphically intensive games truly portable.”
In addition to Wikipad 7″, the partnership will eventually extend to the future release of Wikipad’s upcoming Gamevice which provides tablets with the necessary detachable gamepad with dual analog sticks, both L1/R1 and L2/R2 buttons, an analog D-pad and four analog action buttons. Using proprietary technology, Gamevice allows users to connect their mobile devices in the Gamevice arm, and with the simplest of adjustments, use the flex bridge to lock it in place. Armed with Gamevice, tablet gamers can connect to their OnLive library via CloudLift and instantly stream their favorite PC games anywhere, anytime and enjoy the experience as if they were at home in front of gaming rig.