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Remote Play Together enables users to play local multiplayer games together online as if they were playing in the same room.
It lets players invite friends to join “thousands” of supported local co-op, local multiplayer, and shared/split screen games online.
“Up to four players, or even more in ideal conditions, 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 using their PC or the Steam Chat and Steam Link mobile apps.”
To coincide with Remote Play Together exiting beta, Valve’s running a Steam sale on multiplayer games.
Valve launched the Steam Link app for iOS devices in May, a year after it arrived on Android. It enables users to pair an MFI or Steam controller to an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple TV, connect to a host computer running Steam via a 5Ghz network or ethernet cable, and start playing Steam games on their chosen Apple device.
The company is set to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, the first Half-Life entry in over a decade, on Thursday at 10am PT/1am ET/6pm UK.