The OnLive cloud gaming service is shutting down, and the firm has sold Sony some of its assets, according to a dev blog.
The OnLive team broke the news gently and said that players have until the end of the month to play for free: “It is with great sadness that we must bring the OnLive Game Service to a close. Sony is acquiring important parts of OnLive, and their plans don’t include a continuation of the game service in its current form. Your service should continue uninterrupted until April 30, 2015.”
When OnLive shuts down, the company will delete all data, including game progress and credit card info. The company will not be issuing refunds for games, subscriptions, or hardware, except in the last case if it was purchased on or after February 1st. If you can’t get a refund, then prepare to see your OnLive console turn into a high-tech paperweight come May 1st.[Source: Game Politics, shutdown announcement]