Logitech and Tencent around a cloud-oriented handheld console

Logitech and Tencent around a cloud-oriented handheld console

The Steam Deck handheld console continues to sell at a good pace: itself inspired by the Nintendo Switch, it in turn inspires other manufacturers to launch their own models.

So, we’ve seen several manufacturers announce the upcoming launch of miniature PCs that camouflage themselves in a handheld console. But more recently, it’s Logitech, the peripheral specialist that announced it’s turning to Chinese giant Tencent to offer its own handheld console.

Steam Deck

Interestingly, however, the console is not expected to rely on an out-of-the-box configuration as it will be looking exclusively to the cloud. The firm is thus announcing a console that will combine the hardware expertise of Logitech G (its gaming-oriented range) with Tencent’s expertise in software services.

Nintendo Switch Console (OLED Model) with White Joy-Con Dock/Handhelds

As such, the console is expected to support various cloud gaming services such as Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now, which should provide access to AAA games.

Thanks to this cloud orientation, the console could prove to be lighter and more enduring than the Steam Deck. No need for a big internal setup that overheats or becomes obsolete from season to season, the console could also be much cheaper…

The console will still be dependent on good quality Internet access with a connection that is both fast and stable to provide good gaming conditions.

It is currently unknown when the console will be offered, but it should not involve as much development as the Steam Deck and could therefore be released before the end of the year.

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