One of the benefits of cloud gaming services like Google Stadia is that it is considerably less hardware dependent compared to traditional game formats. This is because the bulk of the processing is done in the cloud and then the information is streamed onto the receiving device, meaning that all the player needs is an internet connection and they’re good to go.
It looks like Logitech is now interested in getting into cloud gaming because they have announced a partnership with Tencent in which both companies are working on a new handheld console. The announcement was made purely to reveal the partnership between both companies, so if you were hoping for details like price, hardware specs, design, and so on, you might be disappointed.
According to Ujesh Desai, general manager of Logitech G:
“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. 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.”
At this point in time it is unclear when this console is expected to launch, but it will be interesting to see how it is received. Logitech does note that the console will support services like Xbox Cloud Gaming and NVIDIA GeForce Now. There was no mention of Google Stadia but maybe that will come at a later date.