Logitech G's Cloud gaming handheld is now available to order in the UK

Would you pay over £300 for a gaming system that is cloud only?

Logitech G's Cloud gaming handheld is now available to order in the UK

Logitech's G Cloud gaming handheld has just launched in Europe, and we expect it to flop

Logitech G's Cloud gaming handheld has been available in the US for a few months, giving users access to compact device that promises to offers users a 12+ hour battery life and access to huge potential library of content through services like GeForce Now, Xbox Cloud, and more. Starting today, the Logitech G Cloud is available to pre-order in the UK and Europe, the Amazon UK listing the device for £329.99 and a release date of May 22nd.

With a £329.99 asking price, Logitech G's Cloud handheld is barely cheaper than Valve's baseline Steam Deck model, and it is a product that can play PC games natively and access cloud services. Yes, the Logitech G Cloud promises users a higher resolution 1080p screen and a longer battery life, but its cloud-based nature makes the device useless outside of locations with a strong WiFi signal, making the Cloud a useless product for gaming while travelling.

While the Logitech G Cloud is an interesting product, I feel that this product will not be hugely successful. Cloud gaming remains a niche, and many would-be G Cloud users would be better off getting a gamepad that works with their current smartphone. 

With the Logitech G-Cloud, gamers will get free access to up to six months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (3 for existing accounts), one month of GeForce Now Priority, and one month of Shadow. These services will help Logitech Cloud users to get into the world of cloud gaming.

Logitech G's Cloud gaming handheld is now available to order in the UK

One of the perks of Cloud gaming is that gamers will not need to own expensive hardware to access the latest games, and while Logitech's G Cloud handheld is not crazy expensive, it is more expensive than a new Switch OLED model, and similarly priced to Valve's baseline Steam Deck. The Logitech G Cloud is an expensive product given its status as a cloud gaming only product, making it hard to see the Logitech G Cloud as a hugely desirable product.

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16-05-2023, 18:33:22

KingNosser
Dead on Arrival.Quote

17-05-2023, 04:55:31

wozza365
Does it at least have hardware to manage some android games or something? Make this thing half useful in any place but your house? Why would I buy something portable for cloud gaming? The two just don't add up, even a strong 5G connection wouldn't be enough. Any sane person would just buy a Switch for less money if they're on a tight budget.Quote

17-05-2023, 07:04:45

Peace
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Originally Posted by wozza365 View Post
Does it at least have hardware to manage some android games or something? Make this thing half useful in any place but your house? Why would I buy something portable for cloud gaming? The two just don't add up, even a strong 5G connection wouldn't be enough. Any sane person would just buy a Switch for less money if they're on a tight budget.
Have you actually tried it? A strong 5G connection is faster than my home WiFi and I've completed High on Life through MS Cloud Gaming.


I've tested Wo Long on the go and it ran surprisingly well and with even less delay.Quote

17-05-2023, 07:30:59

grec
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Have you actually tried it? A strong 5G connection is faster than my home WiFi and I've completed High on Life through MS Cloud Gaming.


I've tested Wo Long on the go and it ran surprisingly well and with even less delay.
Have to agree there, in the cities I think 5G is definitely strong enough for a cloud gaming session on journeys, it's not too uncommon to see people cloud gaming on the trams in Manchester now, quite serviceable for games like Forza and Halo. Equally still a lot of the country, like say on many intercity train routes, where it's not viable though.

As a house handheld, it's probably perfect, the experience is almost seamless nowadays, and the power of the cloud Xbox's and their boot speed is fast enough to make quite expensive PC's from a few years ago wince, giving a very fast and simple experience, great for trying lots of new games.

But as WYP says, you're usually much better off just getting a snap on controller or a phone mount for an existing controller and using that than splashing £300 on a dedicated device.Quote

20-05-2023, 09:40:27

wozza365
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Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
Have you actually tried it? A strong 5G connection is faster than my home WiFi and I've completed High on Life through MS Cloud Gaming.


I've tested Wo Long on the go and it ran surprisingly well and with even less delay.
I've not, but I'm speaking from experience of also using cloud gaming on my home network with Ethernet and fibre, it's playable but hardly even looks like actual 1080p. I can't see the latency of 5G being enough for streaming, at least not for anything more than casual gaming - but at which point my phone can just play a lot of those on the device anywayQuote
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