Steam has introduced its new service called Remote Play Together. Previously, this feature was in Beta and now it is live. The service allows you to share your Steam Local multi-player games with friends over the internet, for free.
It starts from one player, who is required to own the game, afterward he can share it with others. This will allow others playing games that they don’t own. It all happens through a host when the owner decides to host the game and invites up to three players to join. You can also invite more than three if you have a fast internet. The gameplay is then streamed to their devices, so it’s mostly dependent on good internet. “Using Remote Play Together, you’ll stream video, audio, and voice between players while using your own controllers. You can even share the keyboard and mouse. And while you’re playing, all your voice chat and game volume options are available in one place.To keep things simple, only the game is displayed to your Friends, never your desktop or other Top Secret stuff. You can share — or limit access to — the keyboard and mouse. It’s your choice.During play, adjust volume and voice settings, plus manage players’ access to sharing your keyboard and mouse.”
Steam Remote play will take co-op to the next level. Players can play together anywhere with any device. Suppose, I host the game and I have a PC, meanwhile, my friend owns Android Mobile, yes we can still play together. Steam describes it as “With touch control schemes newly-optimized for hundreds of top titles, you can now access and play games from your PC while on the couch, or on the go.Many Steam games are already optimized for your devices”.
Furthermore, Steam requires a connection of 5G Wi-Fi or Wired Ethernet connection for a good experience. Well, the real test will soon begin, when thousands of players all over the world try this feature. Steam link is very easy to set up, you need to Install Steam Link from App Store, afterward, Connect it to your PC and you are ready to play.
Steam was humble enough to set up a discount on popular co-op games. There is a list of co-op games on sale to celebrate Steam Remote Play. You can view all the games on Sale here.