The Steam Deck portable console continues to sell at a good rate: itself inspired by the Nintendo Switch, which in turn has inspired other manufacturers looking to launch their own models.
As a result, we’ve seen several manufacturers announce upcoming mini PCs capable of disguising themselves in portable consoles. But recently, peripherals specialist Logitech announced it was turning to Chinese giant Tencent to supply its own portable game consoles.
Interestingly, however, the console shouldn’t bet on an extraordinary configuration, as it’s going to move entirely to the cloud. So the company announced a console that combines the hardware expertise of Logitech G (its gaming-oriented line) with Tencent’s expertise in software services.
As such, the console should support various cloud gaming services such as Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now, which should allow access to AAA games.
Because of this cloud-facing orientation, the console is likely to be lighter and more durable than the Steam deck. Without the need for a large interior that overheats or goes out of style from season to season, consoles can also be much cheaper…
The console will still rely on high-quality internet access along with a fast and stable connection for good gaming conditions.
It’s unclear when the console will be released, but it’s not expected to involve as much development as the Steam deck, so it could be released before the end of the year.