Valve announced the beta of Steam Remote Play Together last month, which let’s you play local multiplayer games over the internet with friends on Windows, macOS and Linux PCs. Now Remote Play Together is officially available for the masses with an added bonus. You can play with friends using iOS and Android devices as well!
How you may ask?
So there has to be a host player that needs to own, install, bad start the game. Friends on OC can join via Steam Remote Play or on mobile with the Steam Chat and Steam Link apps. Best part? You don’t even need to own the game. Only the host player needs to own a copy of whatever game you’re playing.
Okay you might be thinking, this isn’t exactly the best way to play, but it’s something right? We’re bound to see issues of iOS and Android users having network latency issues in a more rigorous action game. You’ll probably need a strong internet connection, and not play with anyone too far away.
To me, it’s just another look into the future of gaming. This is along the lines of what Google Stadia is trying to do, along with most game companies. Hopefully it goes off without a hitch, then maybe mobile gaming won’t be so non-viable after all.
Also, am I the only one thinking that now there’s Dota on mobile now? Just a thought.