cloud gaming console

Logitech on Tuesday announced that it has collaborated with Chinese gaming giant, Tencent Games to bring a new handheld gaming console that will “support multiple cloud gaming services”.

According to the peripheral maker, both the companies are combining their hardware and software expertise so that gamers can play AAA games when they are away from their console or PC. For this purpose, they are working with the Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce NOW teams.

The handheld gaming device will stream video games to consumers that are rendered on a remote server instead of them having to download or install PC or console games.

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

“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,” said Ujesh Desai, General Manager of Logitech G.

Logitech’s handheld cloud gaming device is expected to go on sale later this year. However, there is no official word regarding the specifications, design, hardware, release date, or even the cost of the device.

The company has created a webpage where you can sign up to receive more information about the development of the new console. Stay tuned for more updates!