Logitech G is working with Tencent Video games to launch a devoted cloud gaming handheld later this yr. The brand new {hardware} can be designed for cloud gaming companies, providing a devoted machine with controls as an alternative of the standard circumstances you connect to telephones. The cloud gaming handheld will assist Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia’s GeForce Now service, and Logitech and Tencent are each working with Microsoft and Nvidia on the {hardware}.

Logitech and Tencent are merely teasing the machine as we speak, and there’s no point out of a launch date, pricing, and even what the cloud gaming handheld appears to be like like. Logitech will clearly be leaning on its expertise constructing PC and console gaming equipment, whereas Tencent appears to be like to be extra of an operations companion.

“As one of many main world platforms for sport growth, publishing and operations, Tencent Video games has been on the forefront of innovation and it’s why we partnered with them,” explains Ujesh Desai, common supervisor of Logitech G. “As somebody that grew up enjoying video video games, the concept of having the ability to stream and play AAA video games virtually anyplace is tremendous thrilling, and we are able to’t wait to indicate everybody what we’ve been engaged on.”

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The brand new cloud gaming handheld solely has a devoted web site the place you’ll be able to join updates, however Logitech is promising a launch later this yr so we must always get extra data within the coming months.

This new mysterious handheld comes months after Valve launched its Steam Deck handheld, which has helped rework the concept of PC gaming on the go. Steam Deck helps cloud gaming companies like Stadia and Xbox Cloud Gaming, however some folks (like Verge managing editor Alex Cranz) may desire a cheaper different to the Steam Deck that may run cloud video games and isn’t reliant in your telephone. It appears to be like like Logitech is constructing simply that.

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