Yesterday, Batman: Arkham City went live for OnLive in the United States. At the same time, a free 30 minute demo of the game became available in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Even though the game won’t officially launch in the UK until tomorrow, gamers still had a chance to try it out for free for 30 minutes, via the OnLive cloud gaming service.
Yesterday afternoon, OnLive tweeted, “UK loves Batman! You’ve broken our record for demos in a single day!”
Then less than an hour later, they tweeted, “US, you’re really close to breaking the record too!”
Now it appears as though the OnLive demo record has been set in both the United States and the UK. OnLive founder and CEO Steve Perlman was certainly happy to see such a response, although we doubt he was too surprised.
“The record-shattering performance of the Batman: Arkham City demo shows that gamers recognize the immense advantages of playing free trials on the OnLive platform,” said Perlman. “OnLive makes the ‘try-before-you-buy’ experience effortless, and it’s quickly becoming gamers’ go-to destination for instant-play demos and early exclusives.”
Batman: Arkham City is hardly the first AAA title to offer exclusive demos for free on the OnLive service. However, it is one of the most anticipated games that have been released for any platform in some time. For OnLive to have an exclusive demo available almost instantly, without large downloads, or having to acquire a demo disk, certainly makes the service quite appealing to many gamers.
This is just one aspect of OnLive that truly makes it unique in a video game industry filled with plenty of competition.
You can play the free demo of Batman: Arkham
City for the US powered by OnLive.
You can play the free demo of Batman: Arkham City for the UK powered by OnLive.
You can buy, rent and demo Batman: Arkham
City for the US from the OnLive Website.
You can buy, rent and demo Batman: Arkham City for the UK from the OnLive Website.