Logitech gears up gaming launches for Logi Play 2022 event
Cloud gaming handheld could make an appearance
Gamers, mark your diaries: Logitech is hosting a two-day spectacular later this month that’ll see a bunch of new products make their debut. Logi Play 2022 will be focused on gaming, streaming and content creation, with panel discussions and musical performances bookending the hardware reveals.
The event will be held at LVL Berlin, a dedicated esports venue, on the 20th and 21st of September. We’re expecting day 1 to be dedicated to new products, while day 2 will be live streamed on the firm’s Twitch channel. League of Legends caster Aaron “Medic” Chamberlain and esports presenter Frankie Ward have been drafted in as hosts, and more than 30 pro gamers, streamers and content creators are set to make an appearance.
The brand has confirmed it will be introducing products in the Logitech G and Logitech For Creators ranges, but has yet to go into details. With top brass in attendance, we’re expecting something bigger than a new keyboard or gaming headset.
One possible contender is Logitech’s upcoming cloud gaming handheld, which leaked online recently in official-looking lifestyle images. The firm is partnering with gaming giant Tencent for the machine, which is set to support Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming.
The leaked photos, which have since been forced offline by DCMA takedown requests (effectively confirming they were legit) showed a Nintendo Switch-style device with two pairs of shoulder buttons and Xbox-style face buttons.
Further posts by prominent tech tipster Evan Blass seemingly confirmed the device will be based on Android, with a 1080p display. Hardware reportedly includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G CPU and 4GB of RAM – hardly powerhouse specs, but that shouldn’t matter for a device dedicated to cloud gaming.
We’ll be tuning in to both days of the event, and will be sure to bring you any breaking news.