OnLive Cloud Gaming Acquired, Will Continue Operations: Report
OnLive confirms the company has been restructured, avoiding bankruptcy and continuing its cloud-based gaming service.Cloud gaming platform OnLive has been acquired but will continue to operate its services, it said in a statement sent to technology blog TechCrunch following widely circulated rumors that founder and CEO Steve Perlman had left the company in the immediate wake of mass layoffs. "We can now confirm that the assets of OnLive, Inc. have been acquired into a newly formed company and is backed by substantial funding, and which will continue to operate the OnLive Game and Desktop services, as well as support all of OnLive's apps and devices, as well as game, productivity and enterprise partnerships," the statement said. "The new company is hiring a large percentage of OnLive, Inc.'s staff across all departments and plans to continue to hire substantially more people, including additional OnLive employees. All previously announced products and services, including those in the works, will continue and there is no expected interruption of any OnLive services."
The statement also took the opportunity to apologize that they were unable to comment on this transaction until it completed, and were limited to reporting on news related to OnLive's businesses. "Now that the transaction is complete, we are able to make this statement," the email concluded. According to the TechCrunch article, the buyer is requesting the intellectual property, branding rights and patents owned by OnLive, but plans to continue running the gaming platform.