It's been some time since OnLive, which streams games through a video feed hosted on a server rather than through your computer, blew everyone away at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. There is still some time to wait before OnLive becomes available to the public at large (though it is in beta in select regions), but OnLive is already dropping hints about its future: cell phones.
"Yes, OnLive works on cell phones, too," said OnLive founder and CEO Steve Pearlman after showing a demo of OnLive's mobile features in New York. "I showed OnLive running simultaneously on 2 iPhones, a TV, and a computer. What is really cool is that all 4 devices had access to the full OnLive Game Service, so they could play the same games, spectate on each other’s (and Beta users’) game play, watch Brag Clips, check out Gamer Profiles, etc."
Though it's possible games could eventually be played through cell phones, as Pearlman points out, that's not the goal right now. It's actually about giving people an opportunity to interact with their games and the communities involved with those games remotely. But the idea that you could check in on your friends' in-progress multiplayer matches sounds fantastic.
"We have further development to do, and we need approvals from some cell phone makers before we can release OnLive to the public," said Pearlman. "So, for now, OnLive on a cell phone is only a technology demo. But, for those of you who have been asking about OnLive on cell phones, the answer is yes, it is coming. And, it is REALLY cool."