Following a few leaks, Logitech G has announced their first gaming handheld.
“Cloud gaming is a super-exciting new way to play games. I love that you can access game libraries from anywhere,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming. “What we wanted to do was challenge ourselves to build a device that was perfectly optimized for cloud gaming. This meant precision controls – similar to a high-end Xbox controller – a large HD screen, amazing battery life and lightweight design so players can enjoy long gaming sessions, without any compromises.”
The device features a 7-inch 1080p display with a 60Hz refest rate. Meaning you should be able to play titles at 1080p 60fps.
Battery life of the handheld is up to 12 hours and charges over USB-C.
Powering the handheld is the Snapdragon 720G chip and 4GB of RAM. There’s also 64GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot.
Buttons on the device include typical face buttons, D-Pad, analog thumbsticks, triggers, home button, menu button and context menu button. There’s also a headphone jack.
The layout of the G Cloud Gaming Handheld is very similar to a Xbox controller.
The handheld also has haptics, a gyroscope and remappable buttons.
The main selling point of the G Cloud Gaming Handheld is to be used with game streaming services.
“Xbox Cloud Gaming was built to enable players around the world to access Xbox games whenever they want, on the device of their choosing,” said Catherine Gluckstein, vice president Xbox Cloud Gaming at Microsoft. “At Xbox we’ve been on this journey to bring the joy and community of gaming to more people, and we’re excited to see Logitech G launch a cloud-gaming device that will delight players with Xbox games in more places.”
Some supported services include Xbox cloud streaming (via Xbox Game Pass or from your Xbox console), Nvidia GeForce Now, Steam Link, and other apps that you can download from the Google Play Store.
The Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld is launching on October 18th in North America for $459 CAD ($349 USD). However if you pre-order, you can get it for $399 CAD ($299 USD).
Pre-orders for the handheld are available from Logitech’s website, Amazon and Best Buy.