Steam's Remote Play Together feature has been around for a little while now, giving players the chance to experience local multiplayer games with friends across the internet. So long as one person owns a copy of a game, they're able to stream it to another user's computer, where they'll be able to play with them, just as if they were in the same room together. The feature has seen some updates and bugfixes here and there, but today's latest patch sees something a little more interesting being added. Currently available in beta is Remote Play Together's Invite Anyone function, which lets a Steam user invite a non-Steam user to their session. Now, invite links can be generated and sent to players who don't have a Steam account at all--just so long as they have Steam or the Steam Link app installed on their device.
When you're ready to play, launch your game, then grab an invite link from your Friends list in the Steam Overlay. Send the link to your friend on Windows, iOS, Android, or Raspberry Pi and they can click your invite to join in the fun.
We hope you'll give the new Invite Anyone feature a try, then join us here in the discussions to share your feedback.
Invite Anyone with a link and your friend will be invited to install the Steam Link app before connecting. Once installed, Steam Link enables a quick connection to your game session. If your friend has Steam installed, it will instead be used to facilitate the session.
One player may be invited to your Remote Play Together game session via link, no Steam account needed. Additional Steam Friends may be invited to your game by right-clicking them in your Friends List, then selecting Remote Play Together.
Players with their own controllers will be able to immediately join in the fun. If you have your own controller as the host, you can choose to share control of your keyboard and mouse with a remote player in the Steam Overlay.