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Outgoing OnLive CEO Steve Perlman urges subscribers to stay in heartfelt open letter

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Outgoing OnLive CEO Steve Perlman has published an open letter calling on disgruntled fans to "give the OnLive team a change to regroup."

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Steve Perlman, founder and outgoing CEO of the troubled cloud gaming service OnLive, has asked disgruntled fans to "give the OnLive team a chance to regroup." Writing in an open letter sent to, Perlman acknowledges that the company has been through a "difficult transition," but attempts to set the record straight about a controversial legal maneuver that saw scores of employees laid off without severance pay.

"We had critical matters like healthcare in place — with financial support fellow employees arranged themselves — and we even partnered with other companies to set up job mixers and recruiters to help find new jobs," writes Perlman. "By the end of a very tough week, we had actually reached a point of stability."

He emphasizes that OnLive's new management team is made up of "the same people who created the amazing stuff you've been enjoying over the years," and encourages fans to support the company's efforts in future. Whether this will console the legions of developers reportedly left out in the cold is another matter entirely.