Logitech broadcasts new devoted cloud gaming handheld

Logitech G is partnering with Tencent Games to launch a dedicated cloud gaming handheld later this year. The new hardware will be designed for cloud gaming services, providing a dedicated device with controls instead of the usual cases you attach to your phone. The cloud gaming handheld will support Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia’s GeForce Now service, as well as Logitech and Tencent both are working with Microsoft and Nvidia on hardware.

Logitech and Tencent simply showcased the device today, and there was no mention of a release date, price, or even what the cloud gaming handheld might look like. Logitech will obviously lean on its experience building PC and console gaming accessories, while Tencent looks to be a more active partner.

“As one of the leading global platforms for game development, publishing and operations, Tencent Games is at the forefront of innovation and that’s why we partnered with them,” said Ujesh Desai, general manager. director of Logitech G. gaming, the idea of ​​being able to stream and play AAA games almost anywhere is super exciting and we can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve got I did and am doing. “

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New cloud gaming handheld only dedicated website where you can sign up for the update, but Logitech promises it will be available later this year, so we’ll have more information in the coming months.

This mysterious new handheld comes a few months after Valve released the Steam Deck handheld, which helped transform the idea of ​​PC gaming on the go. Steam Deck supports cloud gaming services like Stadia and Xbox Cloud Gamingbut some people (alike Verge managing editor Alex Cranz) might want a cheaper alternative to the Steam Deck that can run cloud games and doesn’t depend on your phone. Looks like Logitech is building on that.

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