Valve have announced that Steam will have a new remote play feature that will allow all games with local multiplayer to be played with other people online to come out later this month on October 21st. Best part is only one person needs to own the game in order for it to work. There are a lot of local multiplayer games on PC nowadays and strangely some of the newer ones don't have online multiplayer such as Cuphead. I wanted to play Wizard Of Legends with a Steam friend a few weeks back but was disappointed to find out the multiplayer was only local. Now with this new Steam feature we can finally play together. Not only that but for games with small or near dead online multiplayer communities but have local play this is a great way to keep the communities alive longer and get more value out of your game.
Meanwhile the Epic Store still doesn't have a shopping cart. Forget the Epic Store this features makes the consoles look bad too especially since they're traditonally seen as the go to platform for local multiplayer. Maybe if we're lucky Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo may be pushed into implementing a similar feature. Imagine all the old previous generation console games that have online and local multiplayer that are now ghost towns or shutdown, a feature like this could be a mini revival for these multiplayer games.