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Logitech partners with Tencent on a cloud gaming handheld

Hardware makers Logitech G and megacorp Tencent are making a brand new Logitech cloud gaming handheld, with support for Xbox and Nvidia cloud gaming services

A picture of a Nintendo Switch with the Logitech logo on the screen, mocked up to suggest that the upcoming Logitech cloud gaming handheld could in some way resemble or compete with the Nintendo Switch. It's on a light blue background.

Logitech G, the gaming division of the hardware manufacturer, is partnering with Tencent to make a new handheld device dedicated to cloud gaming. While there’s slim information at the moment, with the company just teasing the device, it did mention that “both companies are working with the Xbox Cloud Gaming and NVIDIA GeForce NOW teams, so gamers can play AAA games when they are away from their console or PC.”

Tencent, the largest videogame company in the world, is offering up its “expertise in software services” to help the new Logitech cloud gaming handheld come to fruition. In a statement, it said that the companies “share a mutual vision of the future of gaming and are committed to ensuring the quality of experience comes together seamlessly to deliver on the exciting promise of gaming from the cloud.”

What form this will eventually take is unclear, but, on paper, it’s a bit of a weird one. Cloud gaming on a handheld machine has taken big steps in recent years, with Xbox’s cloud services on mobile in particular. But cloud gaming on the Nintendo Switch has rarely, if ever, been a good experience. How Logitech intends to combat these issues (such as ensuring good internet speeds wherever you want to play) will be interesting to see.

When is the Logitech cloud gaming handheld out?

We have no idea! You can sign up for updates over at the Logitech blog, and we’ll be sure to keep you abreast of any developments as well. But, for now, all we know is that they’re working on it.

Anyway, for something you can play when the future apocalypse destroys all internet connections, check out our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 review to see why we love it so much.