As a gift of gratitude towards everyone who has co-operated and abided by the need of the hour, which is to stay at home and practice social distancing, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) President and CEO Jim Ryan announced that PlayStation will be providing free games to all users and establish a hefty fund to support independent and smaller gaming studios under the ‘Play At Home’ initiative.
Through this initiative, PlayStation hopes to brighten up a few hours at home by offering free games such as the entire Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection and Journey. These games are now available as free digital downloads for a limited time from Thursday April 16, 2020 from 4:30 a.m. IST up until Wednesday, May 6, 2020. This is surely, more than a generous offering to those who have missed out on playing and to those who wish to take a stroll down memory lane through these breath-taking games, which have been digitally remastered for the PS4.
The award-winning Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection consists of the three fantastic titles created by developers at Naughty Dog, namely, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, the great Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and the rich Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Nathan Drake’s inclination to go off-the-beaten-path in these gripping action-packed and treasure-hunting games will keep you stuck to your couch for hours.
Released on the PS4 in 2012, Journey is a wonderful game that will keep you hooked throughout the protagonist’s adventures and also succeeds in teaching the player a lot about life. Seasoned players will know. This is too good a game to miss out on, especially since it’s free.
Additionally, realising the trouble faced by independent and smaller gaming studios during the pandemic, SIE have also earmarked $10 million to support them. More information with the details will be out soon.
It’s great to see that during such uncertain times, people are coming out to support each other in every way possible and PlayStation’s ‘Play At Home’ initiative has definitely created more than a few smiles around the world.