Logitech’s cloud gaming handheld will launch at $350, with pre-orders coming in $50 cheaper
After a lot hypothesis and a few leaks, Logitech has lifted the lid on its new built-for-cloud-gaming handheld system, the Logitech G Cloud, forward of its October 17 launch. It’s a tool for gamers who actively use providers like Xbox Cloud Gaming or Nvidia GeForce Now (and even Steam Link), however loads of us are nonetheless solely dabbling on this stuff at greatest.
The handheld Android machine has a 7-inch 1080p touchscreen, a supposed 12-hour battery life, and “haptics, gyroscope, and remappable control,” in line with Logitech. I’ll say, it’s a smooth design. The Logitech G Cloud is 10.11 inches by 4.61 inches, and weighs 463 grams, which might sandwich it between the Nintendo Switch and Steam Deck.
How highly effective is it? The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, an “octa-core CPU up to 2.3GHz.” Per The Verge, it’s bought 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB of UFS storage.
Here’s the tough bit: at launch in October, the Logitech G Cloud will price a hard-to-justify $350 — however for many who pre-order, the hand-held system might be $300. Still!
In different phrases, it’s a cool machine that’s going to really feel means too limiting — until, after all, you’re actually right down to play video games over Wi-Fi proper now. I may see extra of us getting there collectively, ultimately, however even with some constructive Xbox Cloud Gaming experiences, this feels too early to me. Especially in comparison with the Steam Deck (and future iterations).
Game Pass is doing the heavy lifting
One large promoting level is the Xbox angle. According to VP of Xbox Cloud Gaming Catherine Gluckstein, they’ve “worked with Logitech to enable our Remote Play feature, also pinned as a shortcut to the home screen. Remote Play differs from Xbox Cloud Gaming by letting you stream your full Xbox library — going beyond titles in Xbox Game Pass — from your personal Xbox console to phones, tablets, and now handhelds.”
The head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, tweeted that he’s “been using the Logitech G Cloud for about a month,” and known as it an “incredible streaming device for playing while I’m away from my console. I love the feel, the battery life, and screen size. Took it to Europe and TGS with me and had a great time playing, even on hotel Wi-Fi.”
That stated, Xbox cloud help is just getting easier to come by.
Even in good circumstances, mileage can range significantly for cloud gaming. Are you outright towards this sort of streaming handheld, or may you see a use for it in your life? Either means, I believe most of us will agree that the worth is hard to miss.
It’s not a one-to-one comparability, however I might argue that utilizing a more moderen telephone with a cell controller (or a gamepad attachment) will get the job carried out for lots of us.