Steam's "Remote Play Together" feature has now exited beta

Turn all co-op games into an online co-op experience


Steam's "Remote Play Together" feature has now exited beta

There's no shortage of games that feature offline co-op, and while the feature isn't as popular as it was during the pre-internet era, there's still a lot of fun to be had with so-called "couch co-op" games.

Sadly, it's not always possible to meet your friends in the real world. You may live in different towns or cities, the weather might not be suitable for travel or other issues have prevented a face-to-face meeting. Thanks to the efforts of Valve, PC gamers will soon no longer need to fear missing out on their next couch co-op gaming session, thanks to a new Steam feature called "Remote Play Together".

Steam's "Remote Play Together" feature has just exited its beta phase, making it available to all Steam users. To celebrate, Valve has started its "Remote Play Together Sale", which has reduced the cost of several local multiplayer games.   

The idea behind "Remote Play Together" is simple. Stream your game screen to a second player and allow them to send controller inputs so that they can act as a co-op companion or as a competitor in shared/split-screen games. Yes, streaming will add latency into the mix, but its better than having no access to co-op in your chosen game. 

Using your friends list, Steam users will be able to invite other PC gamers to play their local multiplayer games. Once activated, your friend's controller will act as if it were connected to your PC, and voice chat will be activated to enable player-to-player communication. 



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