Last month, Valve announced the Steam Remote Play Together beta, allowing you to play local multiplayer games over the internet with your friends on Windows, Linux, and MacOS computers. Today, Remote Play Together is officially available to everyone and can be a great new feature – you can play with your friends on iOS and Android devices.
According to Valve, the host player only needs to install and run the game, and friends on the PC can connect using Steam Remote Play or mobile using Steam Chat and Steam Link. Only the host must own this game, which is nice.
We haven't been able to test Remote Play with iOS and Android clients yet, so we don't know if network latency might be a problem when you're playing a action-packed game. Obviously, this will depend on the host's internet connection and how far they live. But in the promotional stream, Valve hosts to showcase this feature in action, it looks pretty smooth. While I was watching, two players were playing Cuphead and I just spotted a few small drops of the frame there and there. (And some of these drops can only be from the flow itself.)
Steam also has a multiplayer game to celebrate the launch of the new feature. The sale lasts until Monday, November 25 at 13:00 ET.