Back in December, when OnLive first announced it would release a set of tablet apps for its cloud gaming service, we heard that Rockstar Games was also working on touch controls for LA Noire, making the console and PC game behave more like a native touchscreen app. OnLive says those controls are finally available. If you load up LA Noire in an OnLive mobile app, you can play it by directly swiping across the screen rather than using virtual buttons or OnLive’s wireless controller.
You’ll need a free OnLive account to sign on to the service, and you’ll need to buy LA Noire on the service if you want to play the whole thing, although there is a free trial available, just like all the other games on the service.
And for now, you’ll still need an Android tablet. OnLive has said that it is working on an iOS version, but even though the company has released an iOS app for its Windows PC cloud service, the game client is “still in approval process with Apple,” the company told Joystiq. It has been in that condition ever since it was announced, which could suggest that Apple possibly isn’t happy with the app. OnLive hasn’t confirmed anything along these lines just yet.