Published: Thu, October 10, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Steam's 'Remote Play Together' will give online support to local multiplayer games

Steam's 'Remote Play Together' will give online support to local multiplayer games

This sounds like Steam is doing some heavy lifting to incorporate a feature for developers to improve the Steam experience.

As PC Gamer reports, Valve is launching a new feature for Steam games called Remote Play Together.

Some PC games include a local multiplayer option for groups of people who want to play together in the same location. On its Steamworks developer site, the company said it will beta test a new feature that allows "two or more players to enjoy local multiplayer games over the Internet, together".

Adam Spragg, the developer of a stealth party game called Hidden in Plain Sight also revealed more details about the feature from a Valve email, including that it's meant to "add value to multiplayer games which do not already have native online capabilities". The feature could be especially beneficial if Steam allows gamers to play the same game online when only one player owns the game, as would be the case in local multiplayer.

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"This feature is created to add value to multiplayer games which do not already have native online capabilities", reads the email.

The announcement message says that the Steam Remote Play Together beta is due to launch the week of October 21. Remote Play Together may require a minimum network speed to work, but we will have to wait until later this month to see those details.

What game comes to your mind that will benefit from this feature?

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