PS4 owners are counting down to the launch of Sony’s Play At Home scheme.
As part of the new Play At Home initiative, Sony will give PS4 owners the chance to download free PlayStation games for a limited time.
From midnight on April 16 until the same time on May 6, PS4 users can download Journey and Uncharted Nathan Drake Collection.
It’s part of Sony’s scheme to encourage people to stay at home during the coronavirus lockdown.
“People all over the world are doing the right thing by staying home to help contain the spread of COVID-19,” reads a Sony post.
“We are deeply grateful to everyone practicing physical distancing and take our responsibility as a home entertainment platform seriously, so we are asking our community to continue supporting the safe choice and the need to Play At Home.
“As a thank you to all who are doing their part to lessen the impact of this pandemic, Sony Interactive Entertainment is pleased to announce the Play At Home initiative.”
According to Sony, the Play At Home initiative has two components. The first is to entertain PlayStation fans while they remain at home, and the second is to provide financial help to indie studios.
“Independent developers are vital to the heart and soul of the gaming community and we understand the hardships and financial struggles that many smaller gaming studios are facing,” Sony continues.
“With that, SIE has developed a fund to support them during this time. We have earmarked $10 million to support our independent development partners.”
As for the Play at Home games, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection features HD remasters of the original Uncharted trilogy.
“Experience one of the most revered game series of all time as you follow the perilous journey of Nathan Drake across the globe, from humble beginnings to extraordinary discoveries,” reads the Sony description.
“Meet an unforgettable cast of characters as Drake puts life and friendship on the line in a race against ruthless enemies to uncover unimaginable treasures.
“Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection includes the single-player campaigns only for Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.”
With a Metacritic score of 92%, Journey is a unique multiplayer experience set in a stunning world.
“Soar above ruins and glide across sands as you explore an ancient world where life once flourished,” reads the official description. “With stunning visuals, haunting music and unique online gameplay, Journey™ delivers an experience like no other.”