Xbox Cloud Gaming heading to new handheld console

Tom West - August 5th 2022

Xbox Cloud Gaming will join the likes of Nvidia GeForce Now on the upcoming handheld console to be created between Tencent and Logitech G; a device designed for hosting multiple cloud gaming services.

Tencent and Logitech G have announced a partnership that will see the two companies collaborate on a new handheld console that will be somewhat similar to the Steam Deck but designed to host multiple cloud gaming services. Both companies are currently working with the Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now teams for the upcoming project.

Tencent and Logitech announce handheld cloud gaming console

“Logitech G’s leadership in PC and console gaming gear make them an ideal partner to help us realize the vision of bringing a better gaming experience to gamers around the globe,” Tencent Games Smart Solution Innovation Lab's general manager Daniel Wu said. “Today marks the start of a new opportunity for our companies to further push the frontiers of gaming devices.”

Together, Tencent and Logitech G hope to create a handheld console to "deliver on the exciting promise of gaming from the cloud." By leaning on Logitech G's experience in building PC and console gaming equipment, the two companies' partnership aims to utilize the power of cloud gaming's install-less technology to put AAA games in the hands of players, no matter the service they choose to use.

“As one of the leading global platforms for game development, publishing, and operations, Tencent Games has been at the forefront of innovation and it’s why we partnered with them,” Ujesh Desai, general manager of Logitech G said. “As someone that 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.”

One thing's for sure; we're witnessing gaming take on the same gold-rush-style race that TV and movies did with their streaming services. It was only recently that Microsoft and Samsung announced a partnership that allows Xbox Cloud Gaming to be accessed right from any 2022 Samsung TV's dashboard. Microsoft said earlier this week that Xbox Cloud Gaming has increased by 1,800% in the last year, so it makes sense that more companies are jumping at the chance to partake in the benefits of the technology.

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