Sony Ericsson Xperia Play gets some OnLive loving

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play gets some OnLive lovingOnLive brought its app to the Android Market a couple of weeks ago, and they’ve reportedly been inundated with requests from Sony Ericsson Xperia Play owners demanding support for their beloved slide-out controls.

Well, you don’t ask, you don’t get; ask and ye shall receive; etc etc. OnLive has introduced support for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play’s specialness.

"From the moment we launched our OnLive Android app, gamers began asking about Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY game control support," the chaps told Pocket-lint.

"The OnLive app for Android has been updated to support the slide-out game controls on the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY smartphone, enabling gameplay of almost all OnLive games, including the latest AAA console-class titles.

"We listened and delivered. Now Xperia PLAY gamers in the US and UK can play almost all of OnLive's 200 premium titles-including hit AAA games like Saints Row: The Third and Assassin's Creed: Revelations-on their Xperia PLAY smartphone with a full console-class experience, including multiplayer and social features."

In a nutshell, OnLive makes use of the cloud to deliver gaming goodness over the cyberweb. No huge downloads required, just jump in and away you go.

The OnLive app is available for free from the Android Market, and requires at least Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). A full list of compatible devices is provided within the app description.

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blizzard7  Dec. 24, 2011 at 15:47

Sony needs to try again with this style of phone because this is soooo close to the perfect smartphone gaming machine.

- A fast dual-core processor with a good GPU
- A decent amount of RAM
- A 4.3-inch IPS qHD display
- 1900 mAh battery

£399 SIM-free. Presto. Obviously they're not going to do that though because that would cannibalize Vita sales.

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 24, 2011 at 20:19

Agree with Blizzard, gaming functionality of Xperia play is excellent. Phone part is, unfortunately, desires to be better.
Another try Sony, focusing on phone part. Add better hardware as suggested and include slide out keyboard. Make a keyboard integrated into gamepad with oversized keys for game control - they will stand out from keyboard and make it double up as gamepad.

Display on Play is excellent - it could be bigger, but picture quality is very good.

Stelph  Dec. 25, 2011 at 08:28

Agree, a play2 would be awesome, just make it thinner and lighter and have a thumb stick rather than a d-pad as well.


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