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Steam will let you play local co-op games over the internet

By Koh Wanzi - on 22 Oct 2019, 2:37pm

Steam will let you play local co-op games over the internet

Steam Remote Play Together

Steam's new Remote Play Together feature is now available in beta for everyone, Valve said in a blog post today. This means that you don't have to go over to your friend's house just to play a game that only supports local co-op, which should be music to the ears of fans of games like the first Overcooked, Enter the Gungeon, and Children of Morta.

These games, and more, are all playable over Remote Play Together now, and you can view the full list of games here

According to Valve, up to four players – or more, in "ideal" conditions – can join a remote play lobby to play local co-op, local multiplayer, or shared/split screen games. Better still, only the host needs to own the game in question, and everyone else can just join in via Remote Play's streaming technology. 

To try out Remote Play Together for yourself, you just have to opt into Steam Beta and download the beta update for the client when you're prompted. You'll then need to launch your local multiplayer game of choice, open the friends menu, and select the Remote Play Together icon to start playing with your buddies.

Image Source: Valve

In addition, Remote Play Together will let you stream audio, input, and voice between players. Everyone can also either use their own controller or share control of the keyboard and mouse. You'll also have the option to limit access to your input devices if you wish.

Remote Play Together will work across PC, Mac, and Linux. Valve will be using the beta to improve network stability and compatibility across a wider range of hardware before a proper rollout.

Source: Valve