The Taiwan company HTC is going to invest $40 million in development of a mobile game platform.

Famous phones and smart phones manufacturer will also get OnLive share holding for a total sum of $5.3 million having paid $7.5 for an action. The investor is interesting in creation of a program platform for promotion of a game content on mobile HTC-devices.

Let's remind that OnLive promotes a system that allows playing modern games on budgetary PC models and "Mackintoshes". The point is that a game runs on a remote server and a user receives only ready picture. Players requirements: fast Internet channel and be ready to pay $10 (a monthly fee) of course.

HTC wants to introduce something similar in own devices. By the way OnLive already cooperates with British Telecom, Warner Bros. And AT&T.

«Mobile games become more and more sophisticated and require more productivity, —

says Peter Chou the HTC chief executive. — Investments in OnLive will allow us to strengthen this segment and will help to optimize advancement of games on our platforms».

Besides, HTC has informed on purchase of the London company Saffron Digital also known in the mobile phones market. Transaction cost — $48.6 million.


25 March 2011
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