Swiss computer peripheral maker Logitech and Chinese video game publisher Tencent Games have announced that they are collaborating on a new cloud-based portable games console.
More on the Logitech Blogit has been revealed that the fruits of this partnership will arrive “later this year”, and will combine “Logitech G’s expertise in hardware with Tencent Games’ expertise in software services”.
The new machine will be focused on cloud gaming rather than local Valve Steam Deck gaming. To that end, it has been confirmed that it will support Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now.
There are no spec details at the time of writing, nor do we have any information or images of the hardware itself. Indeed, we don’t even have a name.
What you can do is Register to be among the first to learn about this intriguing new device on a dedicated website.
“As one of the world’s leading game development, publishing and operating platforms, Tencent Games has been at the forefront of innovation and that is why we have partnered with them,” said said Ujesh Desai, General Manager of Logitech G. “As someone who 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.
It will be fascinating to see how this new Logitech-Tencent handheld manages to solve the quality issues inherent in portable game streaming to this day. A number of cloud-based games have hit the Nintendo Switch lately, but none have provided particularly compelling experiences.
It’s already possible to use the aforementioned streaming services on just about any smartphone with a controller, so it’ll be interesting to see how the new Logitech/Tencent device stacks up. The Backbone One, in particular, delivered the most compelling portable streaming experience to date.