If you’re itching to turn your Tabletop Simulator, Tekken 7 or Brawlhalla sessions into LAN party, you’re in luck. It appears Steam has started tagging games compatible with its new Remote Play Together system. And by the looks of it, we’re in for a massive kick-off, with over 4200 titles in store at launch.
Remote Play Together is Steam’s way of helping local-gameplay titles pick up more, well, steam. It allows players to play local multiplayer games over the same network. Think of it like a hybrid between a LAN party and a game streaming service—or like Valve’s old Steam Link, except for more than one screen at a time.
In fact, they liken it to Steam Link (which they don’t mention), in that you can play games on systems that may not be able to. If you want to play Gears 5 in the living room, for instance, you can just use Remote Play Now to play it on a laptop. Or, you can play a Windows-only game on a Mac.
If you’re itching to try it already, then the time is nigh. Technically, Valve announced the beta for the week of October 21st (next week). However, in the community it looks like players are already in testing the system.
And with the impending official release of Remote Play Together, Valve is prepping by tagging its compatible games. Some of our top highlights are:
- Rocket League
- Gears 5
- Overcooked! 1 & 2
- Tabletop Simulator
- NBA 2K20
- Tekken 7
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
- SoulCalibur VI
- BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
- UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[st]
- The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
- River City Girls
- Risk of Rain
- Hyper Light Drifter
- Pretty much all the Jackbox library
And there’s a ton more. Like, a ton. Technically over two tons, with over 4200 games tagged with the Remote Play Now system. If you yourself are curious, you can always poke through the category tag in the Steam Store catalog.
Is your favorite game not in the list? There may be a small flicker of unofficial hope. From the Known Issues section, it looks like you can run games that aren’t officially tagged as “Remote Play Together.” They have an issue that reads, “Streaming non-Steam games in the Steam library may work but is not officially supported.” Basically, they’re warning you — yeah, it may run, but they want nothing to do with it.
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