Cloud gaming company Onlive will soon be offering a gaming flat fee.
The "PlayPack" plan is priced at $9.99 per month and allows users to play as much as they want. Onlive calls it "gamer nirvana." It appears that Onlive will be positioned the PlayPack as the standard subscription plan, as opposed to the PlayPass subscription. PlayPass charges from $4 to $50 for games that are played for only 3 or 5 days or are being purchased in full.
The company said that some games will only be available in the PlayPack or in the PlayPass plan. For example the latest NBA 2K11 is just available in the PlayPack. Games are not impacted by plan changes, Onlive said.
PlayPack is scheduled to launch on January 15 and include 40 games. People who are signing up for Onlive now get access to the Beta of the flat fee service free of charge.
Originally announced in 2009, Onlive came online in June of this year. Other than traditional consoles, the game system is entirely cloud-based and uses remote servers to deliver, render, store video game data. The basic Onlive game system sells for $99 and includes one game.