Earlier this month Logitech G, the gaming-oriented department of the peripherals maker, introduced that it’ll launch a cloud gaming handheld later this 12 months in partnership with Tencent Video games. Little is understood concerning the handheld and the design is stored beneath wraps effectively, it was, till Evan Blass bought concerned (the photographs shortly bought eliminated on account of a DMCA criticism).
The design seems much like the one seen in Tencent patent filings for a PC console, however thats no shock there are solely so some ways to design a panorama handheld with all of the sticks, buttons and triggers mandatory for many video games.
Crucially, the leaked photos reveal one thing necessary concerning the precise system it runs Android (full with the Google Play Retailer), so it isnt a PC like Valves Steam Deck.
An unofficial take a look at Logitech and Tencent’s cloud gaming handheld
Admittedly, the platform doesnt matter an excessive amount of since this system is targeted on streaming slightly than native video games. Logitech and Tencent stated they’re in talks to function Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now on the hand held and each companies have already got Android apps. The picture additionally reveals the Steam icon, so the 2 corporations could have secured one other necessary associate.
Right here the controls (Logitechs forte) and connectivity are the important thing facets. Talking of, the picture solely reveals Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. That doesnt imply that there wont be a 5G model of the hand held for on-the-go gaming, however it does make it extra doubtless (promo photos often present the absolutely stacked fashions).
As for gameplay eventualities, you will have seen that there are two Xbox icons. Both thats a mistake or one is for the Xbox Cloud Gaming service, the opposite for Xbox Distant Play. Come to consider it, the Steam icon could also be for Steam Hyperlink (i.e. streaming video games out of your PC slightly than the cloud).