Valve has launched out new features for users which allows remote PCs to play local multiplayer games together. It’s called Remote Play Together and it’s available now to Steam beta participants. Only one host needs to own and install the game, while additional players connect through Steam Remote Play streaming technology.
Steam Remote Play Together Beta Features
Moreover, steam says “Up to four players, can instantly join in the fun. Only the host needs to own and install the game, while additional players connect through Steam Remote Play streaming technology.” In order to use this, you must join Steam Beta, then launch any of your local multiplayer games. After that, your friends’ controller will act like they are plugged into your computer directly. Moreover, all your voice chat and game volume options are available in one place.
Furthermore, your friends will only be able to see the game and nothing else like your desktop or other Top Secret stuff. The user can share or limit access to the keyboard and mouse which all up to the user’s choice. With this, you will be able to play local multiplayer games with Steam Friends and also Stream video online, audio, input, and voice between players. Use your own controllers, or share control of the keyboard & mouse. Even Play together across PC, Mac, and Linux.
The company also said that they will be improving “network stability and compatibility across a variety of hardware” over the course of the Remote Play Together beta. This means that Valve will be listening to your questions and you can comment on this on the Steam Remote Play forum. As the time passes by this will become even good but the developers need your help in order to do that, so be sure to point out if any problem you might have regarding this.