Activision Blizzard has updated Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 so that gamers can play offline on their portable Steam Deck. While that’s very good news for extreme sports fans, it’s annoying to see offline support arrive for Tony Hawk and not for Diablo 4.
Fans can check out to see that offline play for Tony Hawk on Steam Deck was added, among other fixes. Interestingly enough, offline play is only for the Steam Deck version, so gamers playing the sports title on a laptop or PC will still need to be connected to the internet to play.
Naturally, seeing Tony Hawk get offline play for Steam Deck and nothing else has angered fans on the Steam Deck subreddit. While players have tried a number of ways to trick Steam, it’s all been in vain, though demand could always mean computers and laptops will get offline play later.
While it’s good to see Activision Blizzard add offline play to the Tony Hawk re-release on Steam Deck, it makes us wonder why they haven’t done the same for Diablo 4. Since the game was able to get ‘verified’ status, fans would love it if they could plow through demons without needing an internet connection.
Many players have wanted to see an offline mode for the action RPG, especially since Diablo 3 and Diablo 2: Resurrected have them. Granted, it took a while before that mode was patched in Diablo 3 but fans were hoping Activision Blizzard would learn from their mistakes and add offline right away to the fourth installment.
There are a number of reasons to add offline play to Diablo 4, especially now that it's on Steam. Whether it's the previous DDoS attacks or for players who just want to play alone, there's a lot of value in offline play. Granted, solo play is available in the game, but the need for internet means that players can’t just bring the Deck wherever they want.
Both Diablo 4 and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 are now available on Steam Deck. Hopefully, Activision Blizzard listens and the latter eventually gets offline play.