OnLive is to shut up shop on the 30th April 2015 according to the company.
All games, over 300 of them, on the service will be free to play for all OnLive owners until the day the service closes its servers down.
The company has said that subscription renewals will no longer be processed and those whose subscriptions renewed on or after 20th March will be refunded.
Originally launching in December 2010 with a set-top box designed for the living room and making its way to the UK in September 2011, the service struggled to gain a foothold and when founder Steve Perlman left in August 2012 it was thought to be a dead service. However, investment company Lauder Partners picked up OnLive and its assets and re-launched with a number of subscription plans which let players play PC Steam games on any compatible device.
Sony, who purchased OnLive rival GaiKai in the past, has bought OnLive’s 140 or so cloud gaming patents but neither company has disclosed details as to what that purchase looked like. GaiKai’s syetm is now used to power PlayStation Now and Remote Play.