Hello again! Last month, we unveiled our new Play at Home program for 2021, which aims to provide the PlayStation community with free games and entertainment offerings to make the next few months a little more fun.
The program kicked off earlier this month with access to a free digital copy of the 2016 hit Ratchet & Clank for PS4 – and you can still claim a free digital copy of the game until March 31, 2021 at 8 p.m. PDT * / April 1 at 4 a.m. BST / 5 a.m. CEST.
Now let’s talk about the next Play at Home content release, which arrives on March 25! This time around, we’re focusing on a selection of free games from some of our top independent partners, and the previously announced extended trial offer for Funimation (or Wakanim) in countries where they’re available.
From March 25, 2021
PlayStation and some of our favorite independent partners are working together to provide more free games to explore while you stay safe and at home:
Stemming from the artistic spirit behind Journey, Flower and The Pathless, ABZÛ is a beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving. Immerse yourself in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and brimming with color and life.
Enter the Gungeon
Enter the Gungeon is a shootout dungeon crawler that follows a gang of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge, and return the table to personal absolution upon reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the weapon who can kill the past.
Get ready for the ultimate version of Rez, an exciting journey of sights and sounds and shooting action, remastered and upgraded by members of the original development team exclusively for PS4 and PlayStation VR ( optional).
You’ve crashed into an alien ocean world, and the only way to go is to descend. Subnautica’s oceans range from shallow, sun-drenched coral reefs to deep trenches, lava fields and bio-luminescent underwater rivers. The water teems with life: a useful part, a large part harmful.
The Witness is a single player, open world game with dozens of locations to explore and over 500 puzzles. This game respects you as a smart gamer and treats your time as precious. There is no filler: each of these puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.
We’re also proud to bring you a selection of free PlayStation VR games *** from March 25:
Astro Bot Rescue Mission
Get a whole new perspective on platform games, thanks to PlayStation VR, in this daring rescue operation. Take control of Astro on a massive adventure to save his crew, where the PS VR headset puts you right in the thick of the action. Judge each jump with precision and be curious – there are many secrets to be discovered in your daring quest.
Moss is a single-player action-adventure puzzle game and new IP address from Polyarc tailored for the VR platform. In Moss, players meet Quill, a young mouse with dreams of greatness beyond the confines of her colony. While exploring the woods, she finds a mysterious glass relic and an ancient magic is awakened.
Thumper is rhythmic violence: classic rhythmic action, lightning speed and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and face a maniacal giant head from the future. Each overwhelming impact is interwoven with a thrilling original soundtrack. To achieve synaesthetic happiness, you have to go through rhythmic hell.
Experience a dreamlike odyssey in virtual reality. Discover a wild ecosystem, born from the loss of Internet data. Be the first to explore a world inhabited by exotic and surprising creatures, and shape your surroundings to overcome obstacles and puzzles. Discover the mysteries of Paper Beast, a game born from the imagination of Eric Chahi (Another World, From Dust).
This incredible selection of PS4 games and PS VR games will be available for free download from March 25 at 8:00 p.m. PT until April 22 at 8:00 p.m. PT.
Funimation / Wakanim
Remember: In participating countries, we’re also offering an extended trial of Funimation (or Wakanim, depending on region), a joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Aniplex of Japan. The anime-focused subscription service includes shows such as My hero university, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, The attack of the Titans, and Fruit basket. This extended trial offer starts March 25 and is available until April 22 ****.
From April 19, 2021
But there’s more to come later this spring. The Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition will be available for free download between April 19 at 8:00 p.m. PT and May 14 at 8:00 p.m. PT.
We will have more to share soon. We appreciate the support of the PlayStation community and hope you enjoy our latest content drop – please stay safe and thank you for playing!
* Subnautica, The Witness, Abzu, Rez Infinite, Moss, Thumper and Paper Beast are not available in China.
** Enter the Gungeon is not available in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.
*** DualShock 4 wireless controller required to play Moss and Paper Beast. To experience PlayStation VR, you will need the following: PlayStation console system, PlayStation VR headset, and PlayStation camera. PS5 console users will also need the PlayStation Camera Adapter – click here for more information).
**** FUNIMATION – In addition to the standard 14 day trial, new users can benefit from an additional three months. WAKANIM – New users will have 90 days. Unless you cancel your subscription before the end of the period, your subscription will automatically change to a paid and continuous subscription with recurring monthly fees. Age restrictions apply. Offer valid from March 25 8 p.m. PDT to April 22 11:59 a.m. PDT.