Steams Remote Play Together beta was opened in October, and less than a month later, the feature has now gone public. Steam Remote Play Together allows multiple players to enjoy a game together, but with only one of them actually owning a copy of the game. The feature is now available on Windows, macOS, Linux, and even for Android and iOS. To mark the public arrival of Steam Remote Play Together, Steam is hosting a sale offering a sizeable catalogue of games at a hefty discount, all of which can be enjoyed with friends using the co-op gaming feature.
The official Steam blog says that Steam Remote Play Together is now available to all user across Windows, Linux, and macOS, and that its local multiplayer feature has been extended to Android and iOS devices too. But keep in mind that for Android and iOS platforms, users need to download the Steam Link and Steam Chat apps. All one has to do is launch a multiplayer game, invite people from friends list in the Steam Overlay, select Remote Play Together, and wait for them to join.
Steam Remote Play Together’s best aspect is that it requires only one of the players to actually own the game, while the rest can join in on the fun by just accepting an invite. Aside from video, the feature also allows audio, text, and voice streaming. Another notable aspect is that Steam Remote Play Together supports cross-platform gameplay, so participants don’t need to share the same OS to enjoy a multiplayer gaming session with friends. Steam says up to 4 players, or even more, can participate in a session if the game allows it.
And to celebrate Steam Remote Play Together’s open access, Valve is hosting a sale with a host of multiplayer games up for grabs at discounted price points. Moon Hunters, Riverbond, Gunn Samurai, Road Redemption, and Goat Simulator are among the titles that can now be picked up at reduced price from Steam until November 25. Additionally, Steam is also hosting an event that will feature streamers around the world showcasing how fun Steam Remote Play Together can turn out to be.