But only a few days after being reaffirmed as the CEO of OnLive, Steve Perlman will be stepping down, as stated via press release. This is not surprising given that he felt personally responsible for the extraordinary loss of jobs at OnLive over the course the past week, with some of its employees finding refuge at Microsoft.
Charlie Jablonski will stand in as COO and interim CEO while new OnLive owner and venture capitalist Gary Lauder will becomes its new leader. Deserved or not, Lauder is smart to leave some kind words for Perlman while affirming that OnLive has a great future:
Steve has created an extraordinary company that no one else could have created. He is a unique entrepreneur and deserves his legendary status in Silicon Valley as a creator of groundbreaking companies.
The new OnLive is emerging with greater financial security and a brighter outlook on the future. OnLive is now positioned to execute against longer-term projects with our breakthrough technology, products and services.
OnLive will continue to provide cloud services for games and still has plans to be available for the $99 Ouya console.