Logitech has unveiled its G series CLOUD gaming handheld, along with pricing and expected release date.
After some minor leaks last month, Logitech has made things official, announcing its first cloud gaming console. The Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld will arrive in October and will be priced at $349.99.
However, don’t think of it as a competitor with Switch or Steam Deck, this handheld was created specifically for cloud gaming rather than adhering to one particular platform format.
The CLOUD is a gaming device that offers precision gaming controls, a large 7-inch 1080p HD touch screen display with a 60Hz refresh rate for smooth sharp visuals while also boasting a battery life of over 12 hours with extended play. As a handheld, it’s designed to be portable, and its advertised 463 grams (approximately one pound) sits between the Switch’s 297 g and the Steam Deck’s much heavier 669 g.
Thus gaming device also provides what Logitech is calling “precision gaming controls” for strong performance whether you’re playing for fun or competitively online. The controls are mappable and include Linear Haptics for feedback you can feel, along with a 6-axis IMU sensor for gyroscopic motion.
None of that means much if you can’t play any games on it, but the CLOUD will have a large selection of those as well. The Logitech G Cloud runs on Android and features deep integrations with Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now, and SteamLink for your Steam library. You’ll also be able to make use of the CLOUD for other unspecified remote play and video streaming apps if you download them off of Google Play.
The Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld will be available in North America starting from October, either directly from Logitech or through Amazon and Best Buy. The MSRP will be $349.99 on release, but preorders through Logitech are reduced to $299.99 for a limited time.