Back in September, Valve added a new update to Steam focussing towards its recommendation feed to be more precise and diverse while suggesting titles, by making algorithmic changes and bug fixes. And now, Steam is all set with a new update which will let you play local-only multiplayer games with friends online. The new feature is dubbed as ‘Remote Play Together’ and will be made available for beta testers on October 21st.
Valve announced the new feature to developers via the Steamworks website. With this new ‘Remote Play Together’ feature, players will be able to enjoy local multiplayer games with their friends online. What’s even more interesting is the fact that the Steamworks page says that the new feature will work automatically for “all local multiplayer, local co-op and split-screen games,” and therefore, developers don’t have to do much work to make their games compatible.
Nvidia and Sony already have similar kind of feature, namely, GameStream co–op and PS4’s Share Play respectively. And now, with Steam coming forward with the feature, it would surely make the gaming enthusiasts excited about the feature. For now, we have to wait for a few more days until the feature is u for beta testing from October 21st.
Today our team announced another great new platform feature that will be built into Steam: Remote Play Together. This will allow friends to play local co-op games together over the internet as though they were in the same room together. https://t.co/jEZyGoXEfc
— Alden Kroll @ PAX Australia (@aldenkroll) October 10, 2019