Hello again! The past 12 months have not been easy. And I think we are all hopeful that we are starting to see flickers of light at the end of this long COVID-19 tunnel thanks to the tireless work of the medical community and people around the world.
In these historic times, the PlayStation team wanted to thank the community by giving something back. These days, we could all use something to look forward to and one more reason to stay socially safe, so we’re happy to be able to offer a free selection of great games and entertainment offerings.
Last April, we launched the Play At Home initiative, offering two amazing PlayStation games for free: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey *. I like to think that they helped make the year a little easier.
This year, we wanted to go further. So we’ve designed a series of free games and entertainment offers for our PlayStation community to make the next few months a little more fun and enjoyable.
This year’s Play at Home initiative will start in March and run through June.
From March 1, 2021
- PlayStation and Insomniac Games will Ratchet & Clank PS4 available for free download for a limited time from PlayStation Store March 1 at 8 p.m. PST / March 2 at 4 a.m. GMT / 5 a.m. CET to March 31, 2021 at 8 p.m. PDT * / April 1 at 4 a.m. BST / 5 a.m. CEST.
- Once you use the game, it will be yours. This 2016 PS4 action-adventure hit from Insomniac Games revisits the origin stories of these beloved PlayStation heroes and features a great mix of outrageous combat and comedy.
From March 25, 2021
- Our friends at Funimation (a joint venture of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Aniplex of Japan) are launching a very special offer: extended access for new subscribers to Funimation or Wakanim in countries where they are available **. Funimation is an anime-focused subscription service and Wakanim is the European division of Funimation. While there are additional details to follow, this offer is only available to our community who sign up and download the Funimation apps (in US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand) or Wakanim (in most Western and Northern Europe) from March 25 for a limited time.
What we’ve described today is just the start of what’s in store for Play At Home. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing more details about free games and entertainment offerings for our PlayStation community.
I think we have a good mix of games and entertainment offerings, and I hope this news made your day a little brighter. We consider ourselves privileged to provide you with this entertainment and we are very grateful to be a part of your life.
Thanks for playing.
* Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection has been provided to PlayStation users in regions except Germany and China. Users in Germany and China were able to access Knack 2 for free.
** FUNIMATION – In addition to the standard 14 day trial, new users can benefit from an additional 90 days. WAKANIM – New users will get 90 days free. 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. More information to follow.