The new hardware is designed primarily for cloud gaming services and will be a dedicated, self-contained gaming device, rather than Logitech’s more familar joysticks and cases used alongside smartphones.
The handheld cloud gaming will support Xbox Cloud Gaming as well as Nvidia’s GeForce Now service. Both Logitech and Tencent have teamed up with Nvidia and Microsoft to work on the hardware.
Ujesh Desai, general manager of Logitech G explained, “As one of the leading global platforms for game development, publishing and operations, Tencent Games has been at the forefront of innovation and it’s why we partnered with them. As someone that grew up playing video games, 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 been working on.”
As of now, Logitech and Tencent are only teasing the device and there is no official release date or pricing revealed yet. Logitech is most likely to lean on its experience building console and PC gaming accessories, while Tencent could handle the operations.
The announcement follows the success of Steam’s Steam Deck portable console, packing a PC into a portable to deliver true top-quality gaming on the move for the first time.
However, you can stay up-to-date with the upcoming handheld cloud gaming from its dedicated website. Logitech has also promised to launch later this year so more information should be shared in the coming months.