Steam's Remote Play Together gets an update that lets anyone join in, even without a Steam account

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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.

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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.

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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.



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well this is going to be an interesting source of catastrophic Steam hacking discoveries
 

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I tried to use Remote Play on Saturday, forcing people to download steam/create an account. They said it was extremely pixelated anyway, so we ended up not using it.
 

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I tried to use Remote Play on Saturday, forcing people to download steam/create an account. They said it was extremely pixelated anyway, so we ended up not using it.

Yeah, I've tried Remote Play from one PC to another that couldn't run the game as smoothly. Both PCs were connected to the router via Ethernet, and while Soulcalibur 6 was playable well enough, with little input lag, the picture quality, even when set to "Best" could get pixellated at times.

This is still a great development though, as someone who used Parsec to great results to play fighting games with an older brother of mine with results that he personally described as being as if he was playing the game perfectly fine at my house! :)
 

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If anyone wants to play local games online with good quality and nearly 0 latency, use parsec. It works much better than steam remote play and can be used in chrome.
 
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