Logitech G Teams with Tencent Games for New Cloud Gaming Handheld

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Logitech wants to dig deeper into cloud gaming, and it’s teamed with one of the biggest game publishers in China to make it happen.

As detailed in a press release shared today, Logitech has formed a partnership with Tencent Games to “advance handheld cloud gaming,” something that will be accomplished with a new cloud gaming handheld scheduled to reach the market later this year. This handheld will “combine Logitech G’s expertise in hardware with Tencent Games’ expertise in software services” and include support for multiple cloud gaming services, including Xbox Cloud Gaming and NVIDIA GeForce NOW.

Gamers will be able to play “AAA games when they are away from their console or PC,” Logitech notes before going on to provide further details on what its new collaboration with Tencent Games means.

Logitech G and Tencent Games 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. Cloud gaming utilizes data center servers to stream video games to consumers. There’s no need to download or install PC or console games. Instead, games are rendered and played on remote servers, and users interact with them locally on their devices.

“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,” said Daniel Wu, general manager of Tencent Games Smart Solution Innovation Lab. “Today marks the start of a new opportunity for our companies to further push the frontiers of gaming devices.”

“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,” said Ujesh Desai, general manager of Logitech G. “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.”

Logitech’s press release doesn’t include a preview of what its cloud gaming handheld might look like, but the company has launched a site that allows users to sign up for the latest updates regarding its development process.

“Something is coming,” the header reads.

Source: Logitech

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