Logitech G (the gaming division of the company) together with Tencent Games announced the development of a portable game console for cloud gaming. As reported in the official press release, “the partnership will combine Logitech G’s experience in creating gaming hardware with Tencent Games’ experience in software development.”
Both companies are known to be in talks with the Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now development teams, so it’s likely these cloud services will be supported by the upcoming console. The announcement does not say anything about local games, only cloud gaming – so this project, although it looks like a competitor to Steam Deck, still has a slightly different orientation.
There are no specifics yet, it is only reported that the console should be released before the end of the year although its appearance remains a mystery. However, it can be mentioned here that in 2020 Tencent Games filed a patent for a PC Console, renderings of which appeared on the subreddit r/SteamDeck half a year ago.
We will remind, by the way, that Tencent Games owns 40% of the shares of Epic Games, so it is possible that another cloud service, this time “epic”, may appear in the future.