I’m sure that plenty of you, myself included, are starting to go a bit stir-crazy spending the majority of your time inside at home. Luckily good old video games have our back on this one, keeping us entertained in these tumultuous times.
Sony has just announced their Play At Home initiative, a two-part action to bring games to those in isolation as well as supporting those who create the games we play.
Firstly, all PS4 players will be given two free games to download regardless of whether you are a PlayStation Plus member or not. The games include Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (which we gave an 8), which is three games in one so that should keep you busy, and the ever-amazing Journey (which we gave a 9.7), which if you haven’t played already you’ll be in for a treat.
These games will be available for download from tomorrow (April 16) up until May 6. As I said, these game aren’t linked to PlayStation Plus, so once you hit download they’re yours to keep.
The second part to this initiative is a $10 Million funding package to help independent studios who have been affected by COVID-19. Details on the criteria are to come at a later date, but as it stands this is a great showing of support for the industry.
Jim Ryan, the President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, had this to say in the closing statement of the announcement:
During these days of physical distancing, fans have turned to gaming for moments of respite and enjoyment. At Sony Interactive Entertainment, we are privileged to bring this much-needed entertainment. We know this is just one small step and we are thankful to be able to offer this support to our players, our communities, and our partners.
Will you be downloading these free games? What do you think of this initiative? Let us know.