Logitech’s new cloud gaming handheld has leaked weeks after the corporate teased it was engaged on the brand new machine. Logitech G and Tencent Video games confirmed their plans for a devoted handheld earlier this month, and now Evan Blass has tweeted footage of the handheld which reveal entry to the Google Play retailer, alongside assist for Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia’s GeForce Now service.
The Logitech G Gaming Handheld appears roughly the identical measurement as a Nintendo Change, and it even features a Switch-like UI the place you scroll via apps and video games. One leaked picture reveals Chrome and YouTube apps, alongside Xbox, Nvidia, and Steam icons. Whereas Blass tweeted pictures of the handheld, Logitech was fast to file a DMCA criticism to take away them from Twitter (and thus verify the authenticity of the machine).
Google Play entry means this handheld ought to be able to working the newest cell video games natively, alongside its give attention to cloud gaming. Logitech by no means talked about assist for Android earlier this month, selecting as a substitute to give attention to its assist for a number of cloud gaming providers.
The white handheld consists of two off-set analog thumb sticks, a D-Pad, and Y, B, A, and X buttons. There are additionally 4 buttons on the entrance: Logitech, dwelling, menu, and a context menu button. There are additionally two bumper buttons and two set off buttons, very similar to most trendy controllers.
It’s not instantly clear from the leaked pictures how large the show on the Logitech G Gaming Handheld is, however one picture reveals there’s a possible mute swap and microSD card growth slot.
Logitech’s gaming handheld might be one of many first to make use of Qualcomm’s new G3x platform. Introduced final yr, the brand new G3x chip is designed for Steam Deck-like or Switch-like handhelds, and it has an Adreno GPU able to working the newest cell video games. We’ve solely seen a Razer developer equipment machine to date working the G3x, full with a 6.65-inch OLED show that may run at 120Hz.
Both method, Logitech is promising a launch later this yr. Logitech’s G Gaming Handheld leak comes months after Valve launched its Steam Deck, which has reworked PC gaming on the go. Steam Deck helps cloud gaming providers like Stadia and Xbox Cloud Gaming, however there’s actually room for an Android different that may additionally run cloud video games and isn’t reliant in your cellphone.