Steam’s Remote Play Together feature enters beta

The latest Steam beta client includes the previously announced Remote Play Together feature.

This new addition allows players to play local co-op, local multiplayer, and split-screen games online with up to three other players.

To access this feature, launch any local multiplayer game, choose a friend from the Friends list and select Remote Play Together, and wait for them to accept. Only the host needs to own and install the game.

Players joining via Remote Play will be able to use their own controller as if it was plugged into the host’s computer and the host can also choose to share control of the mouse and keyboard. However, Valve notes that the “desktop or other Top Secret stuff” will never be shared.

The beta is available now and supports thousands of local multiplayer games.

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