Nintendo might not like this announcement: Logitech and Tencent are working together on a portable game console. It should come onto the market before the end of this year and rely entirely on the cloud. Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now are supported from the start. The first photos have now appeared.
Update from August 30, 2022: Logitech’s Switch alternative can be seen in the first leaked images. As expected, the Logitech G Gaming Handheld will support Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia’s GeForce Now, but it looks like the handheld can do even more. Apps from Google’s Play Store can probably be used, which means that a large number of other mobile games end up on the handheld (source: Evan Blass).
Here’s what Logitech’s Switch alternative looks like (Image source: Evan Blass)
The white handheld features two offset analog thumbsticks, a D-Pad, and Y, B, A, and X buttons. There are also four buttons on the front: Logitech, Home, Menu, and a context menu button. There are also two bumpers and two triggers, similar to most controllers.
Alternative to the Logitech switch in the works
The Swiss electronics manufacturer Logitech and the Chinese Internet company Tencent are working together. It should be a mobile handheld game console that will be released in 2022. The console should be as direct competition to the Nintendo Switch be designed, but probably offer no space for physical games. Instead, the games come entirely from the cloud (source: Logitech).
Logitech and Tencent are still holding back on many important details. However, it is already certain that the cloud gaming services from Microsoft and Nvidia will be supported at the start of the handheld console. Games from Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now can therefore be played on the still nameless handheld, provided that the corresponding subscriptions exist. Logitech and Tencent are working on the hardware together with Microsoft and Nvidia.
The manufacturers have not yet revealed what the console will look like. There is not much to see on the official website either. Interested parties can only register here enter with their email addressto get information about the “Logitech G Gaming Handheld” later.
Nintendo recently introduced a Splatoon variant of the switch:
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Logitech Console: Cheaper than Steam Deck?
With the Steam Deck, Valve has a similar console in its portfolio, which also relies on cloud gaming, but also allows classic downloads. In addition to Xbox Cloud Gaming, Google’s Stadia is supported. Logitech and Tencent’s portable console could potentially be priced below the Steam Deck. August 202s move, but offer a slightly weaker equipment.