You Can Soon Play Steam Games on Your Smartphone – This is How It Works
Not enough games to entertain you on mobile? Wished that you could play some of those PC games on your smartphone? Well, soon, you’ll be able to officially play Steam games on Android and iOS. Of course, this includes tablets and Apple’s iPads as well.
You Can Soon Play Steam Games on Your Smartphone via Steam Link
PC games usually take a lot of power to properly run. Our smartphones have been getting stronger and stronger but it’s still not quite there yet. However, you can stream games to said devices and play them. Streaming games from Steam to mobile devices isn’t new as it’s already possible via 3rd-party apps. Soon, it’s going to be doable with their own native app named Steam Link.
Officially announced by Valve, the app will release on the week of May 21st 2018, and it’ll let you play your games via streaming on iOS, Android and Smart TVs via 5GHz Wi-Fi or wired ethernet. The Android version will be released in a beta version at first, even if the announcement is unclear on whether this will be before or after the official launch.
Steam Controller, MFI controllers, and more will be supported natively by the app. A 2nd app, named Steam Video, will allow you to do the same for your Steam-based video via Wi-Fi or LTE, both in offline and streaming modes. This one will be released sometime in the summer of this year.
While many games are probably a bit cumbersome to play on a the small screen of a smartphone, it is still an added convenience for people to make use of. Heck, soon you can live your dream of playing DotA 2 or CS:GO from your smartphones if you wished.
Source: Valve Corporation
Pokdepinion: It’s a great move by Valve without a doubt but what I wanted to know is what will the latency be like with our internet connection. Perhaps a router upgrade might also help but only time will tell.