OnLive heads to Xperia Play

Could the PlayStation Vita have just met its match in the form of Sony’s own Xperia Play?

Streaming gaming service OnLive has updated its Android app to allow support for the Play’s PlayStation-fashioned buttons. According to CVG, almost all games on the service support the button controls, meaning console-quality titles like Saint’s Row: The Third are now available to play on the smartphone. That’s pretty massive, really.

“From the moment we launched our OnLive Android app, gamers began asking about Sony Ericsson Xperia Play game control support,” said OnLive CEO Steve Perlman. “We listened and delivered.

“Now Xperia Play gamers in the US and UK can play almost all of OnLive’s 200 premium titles-including hit AAA games like Saints Row: The Third and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations-on their Xperia Play smartphone with a full console-class experience, including multiplayer and social features.”

Will players embrace the ability to play these games on the go?