Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now confirmed

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Logitech G, Logi’s line of consumer-oriented peripherals gaming, has announced which is working together with Tencent Games, the video game division of the Chinese technology giant, to launch a portable console focused on cloud gaming by the end of this year.

Not a peripheral to connect to the phone, such as those released by Backbone or other manufacturers, but a console as such. Something to rival the Nintendo Switch or the brand new Steam Deck, but with the focus on gaming for streaming.

In the announcement it has been advanced that both Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now, the services of Microsoft and Nvidia, will be compatible with this console. The astute reader will have already noticed which cloud gaming service has been left without a musical chair despite being an exploding business.

A pre-announcement with many unknowns

The idea of ​​a portable console focused on cloud gaming leads to the possibility of running AAA games anywhere, even if we are far from our console or our computer, although it remains unknown, for the moment, what the capabilities of the console if we are also far from a WiFi network.

Another unknown is To what extent can such a product be competitive?which will not require too much power to be focused on the game for streamingcompared to mobile phones, which have grown tremendously in recent years and allow them to be connected to an Xbox or PlayStation controller with a cheap dock, and thus be able to use any of the aforementioned services to play in the cloud.

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It is possible that this device arrives with 5G connectivity, much more suitable a priori for uses that require high bandwidth and very low latency than 4G, although that would increase both its price and the monthly cost of using it. It is also unknown if Tencent’s role would involve the launch of a subscription associated with the console itselfalthough the fact of needing an additional one such as those from Microsoft or Nvidia complicates this route.

There is not much more information in the statement. Neither price, nor a specific availability date (only that it will arrive at the end of the year), nor a preview of the interface or physical appearance Of the device. Yes it has been enabled a specific website to receive news and it has been explained that this agreement is based on the experience of Logi in the world of hardware and Tencent in software services.

Logitech G, Logi’s line of consumer-oriented peripherals gaming, has announced which is working together with Tencent Games, the video game…

Logitech G, Logi’s line of consumer-oriented peripherals gaming, has announced which is working together with Tencent Games, the video game…

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