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Leaked docs show Microsoft considered buying OnLive

06/18, 3:40pm

Streaming service seen as considerable threat to console industry

Microsoft appears to have recognized the potential impact of the game streaming service OnLive, and may have eyed the company as a potential acquisition to help cement the Xbox console's future in the cloud gaming era. The revelation was buried in a recently revealed (and then rapidly removed) 56-page document purporting to lay out Microsoft's plans for a new Xbox due next year.

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