Logitech and Tencent Games are developing a handheld device that can be used in cloud gaming. There are no pictures of the device yet, but the handheld will support several cloud gaming services, including Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now when it comes later this year.
"The new device will provide additional cloud gaming services, and both companies are working with the Xbox Cloud Gaming and NVIDIA GeForce NOW teams so gamers may play AAA games when they are absent from their console or PC," says a blog post posted on the Logitech website.
Although the announcement does not reveal technical specifications for the device, it would not need to be particularly powerful. Cloud gaming is because the game is rendered by a distant server, and images are then sent to your device via the internet. This means the device may be lower spec, but it will also require a good internet connection in order to play without noticeable delays.
Xbox Cloud Gaming, which is offered as part of a Game Pass subscription, as well as GeForce Now, should include a large spectrum of PC games.
Logitech G, the company that founded Logitech, is developing the handheld, and is focusing on gaming equipment. Tencent have proven their investment in umpteen game developers over the past decade, from Riot to 1C, Funcom to Turtle Rock.
I currently do not have any cloud gaming, but I''d be tempted to purchase a controller for a phone or tablet that I already own rather than buy a new one. If I wanted a handheld for PC gaming, I''d be more tempted by the already relatively inexpensive Steam Deck, which isn''t reliant on great internet to work. If you''re interested in it, James may instruct you how to use Xbox Cloud Gaming on the Steam Deck.