The expansion of Remote Play Together with Invite Anyone is now live and out of Beta, along with a big update to the Steam Client for all platforms.
What is Remote Play Together - Invite Anyone? It's a way for you to host a game on your PC with Steam, copy a link and send that link to anyone to be able to join. Friends don't even need a Steam account, just access to Steam Link on any device they have and they can then join your game streamed from your PC. It's actually quite brilliant. Now that the Steam Link app is out for Linux proper too, it makes it even better.
Ready for more games too? On March 25, Valve will be hosting a big Remote Play Together Sale & Streaming Event featuring thousands of discounted games and a livestreaming marathon to show the feature in action and they will be inviting chatters to join in with special guest streamers.
Additionally a Steam Client Update went out which adds this new feature for everyone along with plenty of other fixes. For Linux especially it adds this:
- Added support for the new Mesa single-file shader cache format, reducing disk usage and improving performance when parsing and modifying the cache. (requires Mesa master as of 08101aaaace22)
- Fixed a regression where the client would recursively follow symlinks in Proton install folders while discovering music files