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Xbox Handheld Announced: Logitech G Cloud with Game Pass

Cloud gaming will now be available in more places: With the new Xbox handheld from Logitech and Microsoft.

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.

In the center of the image is a 3D model of a tree in long shot. It stands in a kind of futuristic metallic-looking hall and is placed there in a kind of tub. The room is arranged completely symmetrically in the picture. To the left and right of the tree, there are two shiny metallic columns that reflect green light and thus illuminate the room in green. Several green and white neon lights fly through the room. Directly in the center and in front of the tree is the Xbox logo in green glowing outline. In the lower left corner, text in white capital letters reads "What's next for gaming." Above it we see the logo and word mark of the company that recently announced its new Xbox handheld.
The next generation of gaming (Source: Microsoft/Logitech)

The Xbox handheld Logitech G Cloud – Technical data at a glance

  • Touchscreen
  • 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
The image is evenly divided into 4 parts. In each image, we can see a different person playing a game on different devices via the cloud gaming service. In the center of the image we see the Xbox logo and to the right of it the word "Game Pass" in capital letters and white color. At the top left, an Asian woman with red clothing and dyed blonde hair is shown in the semi-close-up, playing on a terrace with a black Xbox handheld while laughing. In the upper right, we see a woman with a red and white striped t-shirt and shoulder-length black hair sitting in front of a laptop in a light-filled living room, laughing and playing with a controller in her hand. In the background, another woman can be seen sitting on a couch with a large book. In the lower left, we look over the shoulder of a man playing an adventure game on a black laptop with a controller. In the lower right, over a man's shoulder, we see a handheld console that is playing a racing game.
Game Pass (Source: Mircosoft/Logitech)

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”.


Are you also going for handheld Cloud Gaming? What do you think of the Logitech G Cloud? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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