There are a lot of fun games on Steam that are kind of meant to be played by multiple people around a couch, but your friends may not actually be within couch-play distance. That’s where the new Remote Play feature being rolled out today comes into play. With Remote Play, you can take your one copy of the game and invite friends to play it with you – and that should be all you need to do. Both of you are playing even though only one of you owns the title, sitting on the virtual couch together.
To celebrate the feature’s rollout, Steam is also holding a sale of many titles which Remote Play works with already, though we don’t doubt that players will be able to find other existing titles to share through the service. This also ties into mobile features allowing you to stream your existing titles to other devices so long as you’re logged into your main machine… and it works with the remote play feature as well, allowing you to stream from your computer to a mobile device while your friends join you on their own devices. That’s a whole lot of play in a whole lot of places.