Last month, Valve announced a beta of Steam Remote Play Together, which lets you play local multiplayer games over the Internet with your friends over Windows, Linux and macOS computers. Today, Remote Play Together is officially available to everyone, with what can be a really cool new feature – you can play with your friends with iOS and Android devices as well.
According to Valve, the host player only needs to install and start the game, and friends on the PC can join via Steam Remote Play or on mobile with Steam Chat and Steam Link apps. Only the host actually needs to own the game, which is nice.
We haven't been able to test Remote Play with iOS and Android clients yet, so we don't know if network latency can be a problem when playing an action-packed game. It probably depends on the host's internet connection and how far away they live. But in a campaign stream, Valve is host to showcase the feature in action, it seems to be pretty smooth. While I was watching, two players played Cuphead and I only saw a few minor frame drops here and there. (And some of those drops may just come from the actual stream.)
Steam also has a sale of multiplayer games to celebrate the launch of the new feature. The sale goes on Monday 25 November at 1