OnLive is a unique service in which players can stream games on demand. Obviously the platform is still to see the success it deserves as it is still in infancy.
The PlayStation Network hack has been one of the biggest industry incidents in the last decade or so. The Network was down for almost a month and it created a fear among people sharing their identities with companies, gaming or non gaming.
OnLive which is pretty similar to PlayStation Network and being online in nature, one cannot rule out the possibility of it getting hacked.
In an interesting interview with Gamerevolution, Chris Donahue, Director of Publisher Relations for OnLive has stated his thoughts about the recent PlayStation Network outage and how he thinks anything online is probably susceptible to hackers.
Our network is a little different to the PSN, our backend and the way we do things is a little different. The OnLive client isn’t as open a product in allowing people to do things. I mean, I feel bad for Sony, it was an all out attack and I think the UK and US governments are looking into it to find out who did it. It’s cyber crime, it’s fundamentally cyber terrorism, and I’m certainly against it in the strongest sense. Is OnLive susceptible to it? I think that anyone that has something online is probably susceptible to hackers at some point. We try to be as strong and secure as we can be.
Personallu, I think that Donahue has got it spot on. He’s being honest about how anything online can be hacked and personal information may be lost but at the same time he’s assuring users that they are trying to be as secured as possible.
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