Last month, Valve announced a beta version of Steam Remote Play Together, which lets you play local multiplayer games online with your friends on Windows, Linux, and macOS computers. Today, Remote Play Together is officially available to everyone, with something that could be a really cool new feature – you can also play with your friends using iOS and Android devices.
According to Valve, the home player just needs to install and start the game, and friends on the PC can join via Steam Remote Play or mobile with the Steam Chat and Steam Link apps. Only the host actually has to own the game, which is nice.
We still couldn't test Remote Play with iOS and Android customers, so we don't know if network delays can be a problem when playing an action game. This will probably depend on the host's internet connection and how far they live. But in the promotional stream Valve hosts to show off the feature in action, it seems to be pretty smooth. As I watched, two players played Cuphead and here and there I noticed only a few minor drops of the frame. (And some of these drops may just be from the stream itself.)
Steam also has a multiplayer game sale to celebrate the launch of the new feature. The sale continues through Monday, November 25 at 1