In beta since last December 2019, it seems that Valve continues to make progress in the development of Steam Remote Play Together, a feature that will allow us to turn any multiplayer title into an online title via streaming on the gaming platform.
Steam Remote Play Together will not require a Steam account to be invited to play
As its name suggests, this tool is based on the current Steam Remote Play service, which allows us to access and play the games in our Steam library installed on a computer from any other computer just by running the Steam application, without the need to install these games. This allows gamers to have something like a central gaming platform at home with all the hardware you can put in it and play games on another computer or device that wouldn’t even be able to run Windows games.
However Steam Remote Play Together goes a step further to add some multiplayer functionality over the Internet instead of a local network. The method of operation focuses on sharing games hosted and managed by a host, who must have the game in question in his library, and who can send invitations to other users. The other players will be able to join the game without the need to purchase any of the hosted games.
So, the latest news of this service suggests that the platform would be relaxing, even more, the requirements for players to join. And is that the new beta Invite Anyone feature of Steam Remote Play Together will allow us to invite a player to the game through a link that you generate in Steam Overlay for the game, even if this does not have a Steam account.
However, only one player can be invited in this way, and all other additional players must be invited through their Friends List. Also, while it does not require a Steam account, the invitation link will prompt players to at least install the Steam Link app. This means that only platforms that have this app support the Invite Anyone feature, i.e. Windows, iOS, Android, and Raspberry Pi.
Whichever method is used to join, they will be able to enjoy all the benefits of Remote Play Together, including sharing controllers with other members of the group.