Steam Remote Play Together is Now Available for Online Couch Co-op Play on PC
Steam's new Remote Play Together feature now makes it easier than ever to play couch co-op games with your friends online.
Local, couch co-op games are some of the best times around that you can have while playing games, whether it’s joining up with a friend in Cuphead or spending those grueling hours getting through the ever-challenging levels of Spelunky. However, while you can’t always join up with a friend easily in couch co-op-style games, Steam is making that less of a challenge with the debut of Remote Play Together.
Valve has announced that the Remote Play Together feature is now available on Steam, which allows users to play local, couch co-op games with their friends online. After previously being available in a beta form in the past month, the rollout of the feature publicly means that anyone on Steam can now hop into their favorite local multiplayer/co-op games with their friends around the world, at any time.
Specifically, the Remote Play Together feature will allow users to play compatible local co-op Steam games with up to three of their friends through Remote Play, while only requiring that the host own the copy of the game. The Remote Play Together feature is available on Steam across PC, Mac, Linux, and on iOS and Android through the Steam Link mobile app, and you can find the (growing) list of games that are compatible with Remote Play Together here.
Coinciding with the launch of the Remote Play Together feature, Valve is also hosting a sale on Steam featuring numerous games that are compatible with Remote Play Together, including Cuphead, Guacamelee! 2, Towerfall: Ascension, Enter the Gungeon, and many others. In addition to the sale, Valve is also hosting a stream with several notable streamers, such as Trent, Sheever, Purge, and many others.
As a PC player myself, the Remote Play Together feature seems like a great way to overcome one of the hurdles of playing local, couch co-op games on PCs, and hopefully it will be able to expand to other games available on Steam as time goes on.