Tencent, China’s tech giant, registered a patent in October 2020 for a “PC game console” that today has been released by analyst Daniel Ahmad. His images leave no room for doubt: It is a tablet with a design similar to Nintendo Switch, but its buttons are the same ones used by Windows or Xbox. The most likely theory, which Amhad himself comments, is that it would be compatible with Windows 10 games.

Tencent patents a PC port

The idea is not excessively original, there are already similar devices with Android or Windows operating systems, but this It is the first time that Tencent shows interest in entering the world of portable consoless. The console industry still has a lot of growth potential in China, so it seems logical that the company – which distributes Nintendo Switch in the country – presents its device, compatible with the PC catalog.

At the bottom of the console we can see a USB-C port, HDMI ports – it will allow you to connect the console to a television or monitor -, a USB port – for example to expand space – and what appears to be a connection for headphones; it also has triggers. That s, unlike Switch, controls cannot be detached from the screen, which makes the console a specially dedicated model for portable gaming.

Tencent patents a PC port

It’s a patent, not a console advertisement

Ahmad recalls that, like many other patents, This does not mean that the product becomes a commercial product.He did, but going ahead, “would allow gamers to play existing PC titles, including Tencent games, on a portable basis, beyond traditional laptops.”

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