GameFly’s PC client has been in closed beta for a little bit now and it has a long way to go in the sense of competing agains OnLive in my opinion. With a general lack of games being its main issue right now but it is in beta so I can’t complain to much. They mention that their library will grow especially with their purchase of Direct2Drive. Either way check it out because it may prove to be interesting later down the road. Full Press release below with more info.
GAMEFLY LAUNCHES PUBLIC BETA FOR DIGITAL PC CLIENT –
ACCESS TO HUNDREDS OF FREE PC GAMES FOR ALL GAMEFLY MEMBERS IN “UNLIMITED PC PLAY”
LOS ANGELES, CA, DECEMBER 19, 2011 – GameFly, Inc., the leading online video game rental subscription service, has launched the public beta for its new one-stop shop PC client. Available to all gamers for free, the PC client features up-to-the-minute news and vibrant games pages with HD videos and screenshots. In addition to the ability to manage one’s GameQ, all GameFly members have access to hundreds of PC games they can play anytime, anywhere. The Unlimited PC Play library will continue to grow with more core, casual, classic and independent games that gamers can download onto any of their PCs to play for no additional cost as long as they are active GameFly subscribers.
“We are thrilled to finally be able to open up the beta so anyone interested in video games can start using the client, and we are hard at work expanding our catalog of PC titles for our users to play for free in the Unlimited PC Play section,” said Sean Spector, GameFly co-founder and SVP of Business Development and Content. “Casual to hardcore gamers can enjoy titles like Assassin’s Creed, Deus Ex or Saints Row 2 to Earthworm Jim, Jewel Quest or World of Goo at no additional cost to their GameFly subscription.”
GameFly will also begin selling PC games at GameFly.com, and on their leading video game mobile App for iOS and Android. There will be over 1,500 Windows/Mac games for sale, in addition to used console games and new console and PC releases for pre-order.
Current Unlimited PC Play publishers include:
GameFly, the leading subscription video game rental service, allows members to rent one or more video games concurrently, with no due dates, late fees or shipping charges. Users can easily select from over 8,000 titles and manage their list of games online from the GameFly website at www.gamefly.com or from the GameFly App for iOS and Android devices. Members receive games via First-Class Mail and return them to GameFly at their convenience using prepaid mailers. In addition to selling video games through the “Keep” feature, GameFly also sells new and used video games. GameFly recently acquired Direct2Drive.com, a leading online retailer for downloading Windows and Mac video games, with over 1,500 titles available for purchase.