Logitech G and Tencent Video games are teaming up on handheld cloud gaming

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{Hardware} maker Logitech G and software program big Tencent Video games are teaming up. The 2 firms are combining efforts to take handheld cloud gaming to new heights. The brand new partnership is working to carry a brand new, handheld cloud gaming system to the market by the tip of 2022.

The brand new system is alleged to help a number of cloud gaming providers. Each firms are already working with the Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now groups on the undertaking.

“Logitech G’s management in PC and console gaming gear make them a great associate to assist us notice the imaginative and prescient of bringing a greater gaming expertise to avid gamers across the globe,” mentioned Tencent’s Daniel Wu, in a weblog submit. “Immediately marks the beginning of a brand new alternative for our firms to additional push the frontiers of gaming units.”

Just like the Nintendo Swap and the Steam Deck have proven, avid gamers like with the ability to play anyplace. Having the ability to rise up and transfer round is sweet. Having the ability to recreation in mattress will be the peak of consolation.

However each the Swap and the Steam Deck have restricted catalogs. A tool with the mobility of these, however with a a lot bigger catalog because of cloud gaming looks like a no brainer.

When cloud gaming works, it actually works

Cloud gaming is one thing of a holy grail for the video games business. As video games have gotten progressively larger, customers typically don’t have the house to put in all the pieces. The problems get larger if a gamer lives someplace with an information cap.

Grand Theft Auto V, for instance, is round 100GB to obtain. When you obtain it upfront to play it, that’s house in your laborious drive taken up and a bit of information gone. However if you happen to play it over the cloud, although, you’re solely burning roughly 2.5GB of information an hour at 720p decision.

When you beat it or get bored in underneath 40 hours, you’ve come out on prime.

I’m fortunate that I don’t have an information cap. However I additionally don’t have an entire lot of house. I additionally play loads of totally different video games on the identical time, which implies putting in and deleting fairly steadily. And all of that occurs in a pc chair.

If Logitech and Tencent wish to set me up with the power to play whereas mendacity down on the sofa? Signal me up.

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