Early last month, Logitech revealed that it was working with Xbox, in some capacity, on a cloud-based gaming handheld. Well, the tech company has now fully revealed its Logitech G CLOUD system, and it's out as early as next month.
The handheld device launches on October 17th in the US for $350, with no other regions revealed just yet. The G CLOUD will run on the Android mobile platform, however, the likes of Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now are baked right into the device; this thing is targeting the big cloud platforms as its name suggests.
That might mean the system is somewhat equal to a mobile phone with a controller connected, however, both Logitech and Xbox clearly see dedicated handheld devices as an important step in the future of cloud gaming.
Handhelds are a natural next step in our cloud gaming evolution, and it’s great to see a world-class hardware leader like Logitech optimize Xbox Cloud Gaming for their new device. You can jump right in with ease, anywhere you are, and take advantage of the 16:9 full-screen display. With extended battery life, built-in Wi-Fi, and ergonomic controls, the Logitech G CLOUD will allow you to progress through campaigns or get online for a multiplayer session where it’s most convenient to you.
On the Xbox side of things, Microsoft says that Xbox Cloud Gaming is "pinned" right to the home screen, and given you have a Game Pass Ultimate subscription, you'll be able to access "hundreds of high-quality titles" on the go.
One nice bonus for Xbox users is the addition of Remote Play baked right in as well. With this feature, you can stream your full Xbox library right to the device, paired up with your local Xbox console. We happen to love using this feature on the regular with other mobile devices, so its inclusion here is very welcome!
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