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BT's eagerly awaited video game streaming service is set to launch in the UK next week.

The internet service provider's OnLive service – which will provide on-demand access to the latest titles - will be introduced at the E3 expo on Tuesday June 7th.

Gamers are already being invited to register to play online, and reserve their own unique player tags, in anticipation of the launch.

They will be able to use a live, remotely controlled online video stream - delivered via their broadband connection – to access PC, PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 games.

OnLive Chief Executive Officer Steve Perlman said the service will arrive on UK shores with "a vastly more expanded offering" than the US launch a year ago.

He explained that initially more than 100 different games will be available, and that there will be full compatibility across a wide range of HDTVs, tablets, PCs and Macs.

Mr Perlman also announced a wide range of exclusive social features, including "massive international spectating/voice chat, Brag Clip videos and instant-play Facebook integration".

BT agreed to partner with OnLive USA over a year ago, but the video streaming launch has been hit by delays over the last 12 months.

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