As an Xbox Game Pass via the Steam Deck has only been possible to a limited extent so far, the Logitech G Cloud handheld closes this gap and now effectively makes Cloud Gaming possible on the go. However, this service also comes at a price.
Yesterday, Microsoft and Logitech officially announced the release of the G Cloud handheld gaming console. The new Xbox handheld is scheduled to be released as early as October 18th, 2022 in Canada and the U.S.. However, gamers will also have to spent a couple of bucks for this pleasure: The new handheld is expected to cost $349.99. Players in the U.S. and Canada are expected to get the handheld at the beginning for $299.99.
The Xbox handheld Logitech G Cloud – Technical data at a glance
- Battery life over 12 hours
- 1080p with a 7-inch LCD screen
- 60 Hz frame rate
- Bluetooth and WiFi
- Xbox Cloud Integration
- NVIDIA GeForce NOW integration
- Access to other cloud services like PS Remote Play or NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW
- Weight 463 g
Microsoft’s Logitech G Cloud picks up the cloud community.
With the help of Xbox Cloud Gaming, great titles can already be streamed to smartphones or tablets. However, gaming comfort is limited by the touchscreen. The new Logitech G Cloud Handheld could remedy this and offers an easy and quick way to stream all the great games from Game Pass without having to tinker or modify. In addition to Xbox Cloud Gaming, it allows playing purchased Xbox titles, using the PlayStation Remote Play and GeForce NOW streaming services.
The Logitech G Cloud handheld will technically counterbalance the Steam Deck. Most importantly, the console will add significant value to the cloud gaming space, opening it up to a broader audience as well. According to Vice President of Xbox Cloud Gaming, Catherine Gluckstein, just “[…] a natural next step in our cloud gaming evolution”.
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