Tencent Games and Logitech have joined forces to create a portable device focused on cloud gaming. It’s currently known as the “Logitech G Gaming Handheld” and is scheduled to launch later this year.
“Logitech G’s leadership in PC and console gaming equipment makes them an ideal partner to help us realize the vision of bringing a better gaming experience to gamers around the world,” said Daniel Wu, General Manager of Tencent. Games Smart Solution Innovation Lab, in a press release. “Today marks the beginning of a new opportunity for our companies to push the boundaries of gaming devices even further.”
The handheld gaming device will support multiple different cloud gaming services, and discussions with the Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now teams are currently ongoing. It wouldn’t be surprising if other cloud gaming platforms, like Google Stadia and Amazon Luna, are also in the works, though they weren’t referenced in this announcement.
“As one of the leading global platforms for game development, publishing and operations, Tencent Games has been at the forefront of innovation, which is why we partner with them,” said Ujesh Desai, general manager of Logitech G, in the ad. “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.”
Cloud gaming has been getting more attention lately, as PlayStation recently announced its own special edition of the back bone, a mobile game controller that allows gamers to use PlayStation Remote Play on their iOS devices. Samsung will also add Amazon Luna to its Gaming Hub, a dedicated cloud gaming app on its latest line of smart TVs.
The Logitech G Gaming Handheld will launch before the end of 2022.