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Portable console for Cloud Gaming

Tencent and Logitech are working on a portable console for Cloud Gaming. The two companies are collaborating with Xbox and Nvidia to integrate their cloud gaming services into the future machine . The latest portable console, Valve’s Steam Deck, already offers cloud gaming with Xbox Cloud compatibility, but it remains a very big machine.

Computing equipment maker and Chinese digital entertainment company Giant are teaming up to break into the burgeoning video game sector via the cloud. A project that comes as Tencent was recently forced to realign its video game strategy in the face of restrictions from Beijing. A reality that the two companies want to take advantage of to benefit from the mobile consumption of video games and are already working with Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce to integrate their subscription services into the console ecosystem. There is no mention of a possible collaboration with Amazon Luna, Google Stadia or Sony’s PlayStation Plus services.

With a console like this, the focus could be on the display quality. While it is already possible to play via the cloud on a smartphone, the screens of the phones are usually quite small. In this case, it is usually sufficient to play in HD (720p). Logitech and Tencent have an opportunity to differentiate themselves by incorporating a larger screen for optimized viewing in 1080p or 4K. The topic of internet data consumption is also central. To play on the go, you need a 4G or 5G connection. However, cloud gaming consumes a lot of data. For example, Stadia uses up to 12.6 GB per hour for 1080p games and 20 GB for 4K displays, according to Google.

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