A few weeks ago, Valve announced an upcoming Steam feature for fans of local multiplayer games like 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 connect online through the new Remote Play Together feature. This new feature has hit the Steam beta program today.
In a message, Valve revealed up to four – sometimes more – players can join a remote gaming lobby together to experience local co-op, local multiplayer and shared / split screen games. The best part is that only the hosting player needs to own whatever game the group plays.
The process of setting up Remote Play Together is very simple. First, players must join the Steam Beta. Then they have to start a local multiplayer game, open the friends menu, select the new Remote Play Together icon and start playing.
Every player's input should behave as if it's plugged into your computer, Valve said ̵
During the beta period, Valve intends to stabilize the network connection and optimize it for better performance in various hardware. Steam Remote Play is available everywhere in beta for all players.