Unlike console owners of the game, PC players have been required to have an internet connection since the title’s release on the Epic Games Store in September 2020.
Activision released Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 for Steam earlier this month, with the same requirement.
However, the company said on Wednesday that it had released an update for the game that enables Steam Deck users to play offline, as well as fixing the keyboard overlay for players on Valve’s handheld.
The company didn’t explain why the online requirement had only been removed on Steam Deck, a decision which has left some Windows and Linux users frustrated.
However, players have reportedly identified a workaround that enables all PC users to play the game offline, for the time being at least.
Spencer said he would be fully supportive of studio’s revisiting older titles if it was a direction they wanted to take, “because I think there’s just an amazing trove of things that we can go and touch again”, but suggested doing so wasn’t something that Xbox would mandate.