Logitech is partnering with Tencent to develop a cloud-based gaming phone that could launch later this year. The device will stream games that are rendered on a remote server instead of requiring users to download and install them. The handset will support Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce NOW.
We’re thrilled to announce an official partnership with @TencentGames to bring a cloud gaming handheld to market later this year that will support multiple cloud gaming services.
— Logitech G (@LogitechG) August 2, 2022
The accessory maker has not revealed any details about the device, including its launch date, what it will look like, how much it will cost and when it will be released. However, Logitech has created a website where you can learn more about the device once the company releases more details.
“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,” said Ujesh Desai, CEO, Logitech G, in a press statement.
In February of this year, video game company Valve launched a handheld gaming console based on a custom Linux-based operating system. The Steam deck can also be used to stream video games from cloud services, but unlike the device promised by Logitech, it can also be used to download, install and play games locally on the device. However, Logitech’s device could be cheaper than the Steam Deck because it doesn’t necessarily need as much computing power to render games locally. However, this cannot be confirmed until we know more about the device.