microsoft, logitech and tencent are making a cloud gaming handheld

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Logitech and Tencent have announced that they’re working on a handheld cloud gaming device. They’re blending the Logitech G brand’s hardware knowhow with Tencent’s software prowess. According to a landing page (where you can plug in your email address to receive updates), the device is tentatively called the Logitech G Gaming Handheld.

The system should come to market later this year and it will “support multiple cloud gaming services,” Logitech said. Tencent and Logitech are working with the Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now teams at Microsoft and NVIDIA, respectively, so expect the handheld to support both of those platforms at the very least.

Whether the device actually goes on sale as scheduled remains to be seen, given the ongoing supply chain crisis that’s making production difficult for just about every electronics company. However, many cloud gaming services are accessible through web apps on phones, so the device likely wouldn’t need a ton of processing might. It probably won’t need to be as powerful as, say, the Steam Deck. Using lower-power components that aren’t super difficult to come by could make it easier for Logitech and Tencent to actually build the handheld. In any case, we should find out more about the device in the coming months.

We are delighted to partner with Logitech G to bring a cloud gaming handheld to market later this year that will combine Logitech G’s expertise in hardware with Tencent Games’ expertise in software services. https://t.co/KfcC3US5xa

— Tencent Games (@TencentGames) August 2, 2022

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