A few weeks ago, Valve announced a new Steam feature for fans of local multiplayer games such as Towerfall Ascension or Nidhogg . Instead of forcing players to invite their real-life friends to play video games with them in person, players can now use the new Remote Play Together feature to connect via the Internet. This new feature has reached Steam's beta program today.
In the announcement, Valve revealed that up to four – sometimes more – players can join a remote play lobby to experience local co-op, local multiplayer, and shared / split-screen games. The best part is that only the hosting player needs to own the game played by the group.
Setting up Remote Play Together is very easy. First, players must sign up for the Steam Beta. Then you need to start a local multiplayer game, open the Friends menu, select the new Remote Play Together icon, and start playing.
Each player's input should behave as if it were connected to your computer, Valve said ̵
During beta, Valve intends to stabilize the network connection. Optimize it to better work with different hardware components. Steam Remote Play Anywhere is now available in beta for all players.