Steam to launch 'Remote Play Together', allowing players to play local multiplayer games online

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    Dubbed 'Remote Play Together', this new Steam feature will allow players to enjoy local multiplayer games online "just like handing a second controller to a friend". Moreover, only the host needs to own the game and can thereby send invites to Friends via the Steam Overlay.

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    Remote Play Together will be compatible with any game supporting local multiplayer, local co-op or shared / split-screen features. This new addition will support up to 4 players and renders 60 frames per second at a resolution of 1080p (requires a connection between 10 to 30 Mbps for a successful low-latency session). A beta is planned to launch the week of October 21.

    Valve made the announcement via the Steamworks website to developers, some of whom shared the news publicly. The message also reads that "this feature is designed to add value to multiplayer games which do not already have native online capabilities. It will soon be enjoyed among friends online using the Remote Play Together Beta, enabling fans to introduce your local multiplayer game to new audiences."

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

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  1. WiiHomebrew+Snes

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    PLEASE work with non steam games!!!... probably not, but this is still really nice.
     
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    I’ve been hoping for a feature like this for years. So hype.
     
  3. ombus

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    Weird it took this long for them to implement something like hamachi
     
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    *bookmarks this page for the next time someone asks why people prefer Steam over any other digital storefront*
     
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    Pacman 256, here we go!
     
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    That sounds like a nice thing to have built into Steam.
     
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  7. linuxares

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    Finally! This will open up so many games!
     
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    So... splitscreen games become like system link games on console but with one copy?
     
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    Cool! We can see that they are taking a different approach to beating the competition. I'm happy that this is the outcome we're getting after all of this though! I bet Parsec aren't too happy about this :P
     
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  10. Rahkeesh

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    Remote Play is steam's new branding for (formerly in-house) Steam streaming. Everyone other than the host is going to streaming the game (i.e. a video stream), so its going to be just like Stadia except often shittier because its coming from someone's home computer. It's still nice to have the option, but don't expect much.
     
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  11. Zense

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    That's actually an amazing idea! I can totally imagine a huge pacman map with some ghosts and some pacmans and the map slowly narrowing in.
     
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    Hopefully this is less laggy than Parsec has been
     
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    I don't see why not. There's nothing fundamentally different about doing it with non-Steam games and Remote Play has worked with non-Steam games forever.
    I think that's more down to distance/ping and the quality of the internet connection on both sides, not something Steam can do anything about. Don't expect to be able to play with low latency with someone located on the other side of the globe but someone located in your country should work great and even on the same continent should work decently.
     
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    They've only done this because Epic is finally giving them competition so they need to start caring again
     
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    Ama-za-zing! This is so exciting! c:
     
  16. Memoir

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    Oh, but there's already apps out there that allow you to do this. You just have to download yet another program and let it run as a separate process. Steam isn't innovative! /s

    On a lighter note, I wonder how this will perform compared to Parsec..
     
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    More like "why competition is good for consumers".
     
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    I feel like It's going to be on par with parsec, maybe a little bit less when it comes out, but after that when they update it more, it'd be more reliable for Fast paced games.

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  19. Axido

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    If you want to believe that, it's yours to believe. I've seen quality of life updates like this one way before Steam had any noteworthy competition (including Origin and Uplay... which I don't necessarily deem noteworthy).
     
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