Logitech G, a branch of the PC and console gaming gear colossal company, Logitech International, is partnering with Tencent Games to bring to us a new handheld gaming console.
Tencent Games is an international game developer best known for giving us games like Call of Duty: Mobile and Naruto Mobile. They have also acquired majority interest from different game developers such as Riot Games and a minority stake in Epic Games,
Both companies have made the announcement today, that they will be collaborating to bring the players a new experience in their take on the gaming console.
The team-up may focus on Cloud-gaming services
This partnership promises a cloud-gaming experience with support to multiple cloud-gaming services. Both companies are working on a deal with the team that brought us Xbox Cloud Gaming. They also appear to be eyeing on working with Nvidia GeForce Now.
If you are not aware, Logitech G is the gaming-centered branch of the company known for focusing on PC peripherals and other gaming accessories.
A possible relation to this is the previous patent rights acquisition of Tencent Games to a PC Video Game Console back in 2021. There has been no official statements made by both companies but it may be a stepping stone for building their ideal handheld console. The image below is the original patent of the handheld console:
However, with the manpower of Logitech G mainly on hardware and design, there is a good chance that there will be modifications made to this. It would make sense, given that it’s a partnership of the two companies that they would collaborate on their ideas to break the mainstream market of handheld gaming consoles.
With Nintendo Switch and SteamDeck dominating the platform, this opens a better chance of competition for the gaming community. There have been fewer and fewer updates done for both consoles. The most recent addition to the Nintendo family was the Switch in OLED.
Hopefully, this move by Logitech G and Tencent Games will bring the much-needed push for both Nintendo and Steam to bring a more progressive future of handheld gaming consoles.