Departing OnLive CEO and founder Steve Perlman offers some advice to the general public about his former company: give them a chance. That's what he said to a fan site about the could-based subscription gaming service recently acquired by venture capitalist Gary Lauder.
"It's the same people who created the amazing stuff you've been enjoying over the years, and Charlie is the guy who's kept the service running 24/7 since launch. No small feat," he said in a letter to fans posted on an OnLive fansite.
"For me, it's hard to leave my creation behind, but there is also a huge sense of relief that I can finally step off the treadmill and know that OnLive is in good hands," Perlman's message continued. "Thank you all for helping OnLive since Beta days to become a reality, and thank you for all of the feedback and ideas that has helped OnLive pioneer this entirely new field of computing and entertainment."
Perlman confirmed on Monday that he was leaving the company to pursue other projects. Lead investor Gary Lauder took on the chairman role, while former lead of operations Charlie Jablonski was named acting CEO. Other reports indicated that employees still at the company urged Lauder to replace Perlman with Jablonski, but that has not been confirmed officially by anyone still within the company.