Valve celebrates the coming of the Game Developers Conference with the launch of
two new services on Steam
. Here are details on the beta of Steam Link Anywhere
and the release of Steam Networking Sockets APIs:
As the industry
prepares for next week's GDC, Valve has launched two new service features for
Steam - Steam Link Anywhere and the Steam Networking Sockets APIs.
Steam Link Anywhere, an extension of the Steam Link functionality that allows
you to connect to your computer and play games from anywhere, is now available
in early beta. The service is available free of charge to all Steam users
through the Steam Link hardware or the Steam Link app, and can be used to
connect to any computer running Steam. Note: A high upload speed from your
computer and strong network connection to your Steam Link device are required to
use Steam Link Anywhere. More information is available here:
Today Valve also released the Steam Networking Sockets APIs, which give all
Steam developers access to the technologies and infrastructure built to support
CS:GO and Dota 2. This enables you to relay your game traffic over Valve's
private gaming network, giving your players faster and more secure connections.
The service is offered free of charge to Steam developers and a large portion of
the API has been open-sourced. A more detailed write may be found here:
Available now, these updates and other new features coming to Steam will be
discussed at next Thursday's Steam Platform Update talk at GDC, happening at
12:45 pm in Moscone West Hall 2011.