Announcing the Play At Home Initiative

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Announcing the Play At Home Initiative

Stay safe and pick up Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey for free from April 15 through May 5.

People all over the world are doing the right thing by staying home to help contain the spread of COVID–19. 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. 

Play At Home has two components: first, providing free games to help keep the PlayStation community entertained at home; and finally, establishing a fund to help smaller independent game studios who may be experiencing financial difficulties continue building great experiences for all gamers. 

Free Games to Play At Home

To support Play At Home, PlayStation will try to make those occasionally dull moments more exciting by offering Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey available for free* for a limited time through digital downloads from April 15 at 8pm PDT through May 5, 2020 at 8pm PDT Once you redeem the games, they are yours to keep. 

For most of you, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection will need no introduction. This three-game collection from the masters at Naughty Dog includes Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception—all meticulously remastered for PS4. We can’t imagine a better time for globe-trotting adventures with Nathan Drake, an iconic cast of characters, and thrilling treasure-hunting action gameplay.

Then there’s Journey, a beautiful, celebrated adventure that is as moving as it is mysterious. The game’s life-affirming message is timeless, and perhaps more important now than ever before. 

In alignment with SIE’s goal in preserving Internet access in the US and Europe, game downloads may take a little longer, but we appreciate the understanding from our community as we take these measures in an effort to preserve access for everyone.

Creative Funding

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. With that, SIE has developed a fund to support them during this time. We have earmarked $10 million to support our independent development partners. More information about the fund, including participation criteria, will be made available soon.

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.

*In Germany and China, users will have access to Knack 2 and Journey for free for a limited time (April 15, 2020 at 8pm PDT through May 5, 2020 at 8pm PDT).

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  • Great initiative. I hope there are plans to release the last of us 2 to really encourage people to stay home. I know I would

  • Any chance we can get ps plus for free? At least until this pandemic is over? I love playing with my friends, but I simply can’t afford a ps plus subscription at the moment.

    • No, sony wants you money, i lost my job cuz of this virsus and now they want me to pay for ps pkus what a joke

  • Any plans to release the PS5…? This way we can “Stay Safe” and “Play at Home”. :)

  • What about people with the PS3 what about us don’t forget we still have this system

  • Useless when these games were just given out for free on plus. 🙄🤦‍♂️

  • thanks sony

  • For some of you guys/gals that are being inconsiderate about what Sony is doing for y’all, please, switch to Xbox if you’re so ungrateful for free games.

    • Agree 💯 percent! Sony PlayStation is doing a huge thing helping out independent developers! Also giving away awesome games to anyone who owns a PS4 is just awesome!

    • Remember a lot of us PS+ subscribers won’t be able to get it forever due to it already being released on plus so instead of calling people entitled look at the full situation here

  • This is why I absolutely love Sony! I already have the uncharted collection as well as uncharted 4 but I never got around to playing journey so that’ll be nice! It’s remarkable that they’re helping the independent developers who are suffering at the moment thanks to covid-19 wreaking havoc on game development. Super stoked to be apart of the PlayStation nation, can’t wait for the PS5 to be revealed in it’s entirety!!

  • This is such bs, he forgot to metion yoy must pay for ps plus, i list my job cuz of this virus, i dont have money to pay ps plus just fir this a hole to say you get the games for free, it not free

  • While its popular to harass all the complainers… I defend Sony ALL THE TIME. But… A HUGE percentage of ps4 owners already have these 2 games.. Great idea and gift… Horrible game choices…

  • Will I be able to get this on ps3

  • Certainly, I do not expect Sony to give me anything, but I find it insulting that they are giving everyone something they know most people already have under the pretense of being generous.

  • Wasnt uncharted collection already given through plus ?

  • I wish they would give you new games instead of old ones

  • I got excited until I read the sentence that said for PS4. I have a PS3. Owell.

    • You can get Journey for free on the PS3… You won’t find it on the playstore on the console, you have to “purchase” it online. It is free though ;-) Brilliant game, I give it a 9/10. Only give it 9 coz its a bit too short.

  • I love this dearly, but I’ve been playing PS for so long I already have both. I wish I could opt in to get knack 2 in the US. I just Platinumed knack 1 and was going to get 2, but it was $20. Still it’s cool to all those who haven’t played those games.

  • oh wow thank you! this is really a pretty nice gesture!

    never played uncharted before and i think i did try knack but i didnt like it but i did enjoyed journey though

    again,thank you!

  • Awesome initiative. Can we get the ps3 version of journey, as well??

  • is it just for PsPlus members?

  • This is why I love Sony, top banana.

  • Absolutely love this awesome job Sony only if I could afford a ps4 I would be playing but I only have a Xbox

  • If I downloaded Uncharted : The Nathan Drake Collection on PS Plus. Do I have to delete the one from PS Plus first then download this one instead to get it permanently?

    Because I’m curious that if the PS plus subscription expire, I couldn’t play this game.

  • If redeemed through PS Plus, are these still going to be free forever even after PS Plus lapses? How do I redeem these forever?

  • I was really annoyed with myself because I missed the chance to get the Nathan drake collection when it was free and a few days ago was thinking about if I should buy it and then they announced this so for people like me this is great, don’t be annoyed, they didn’t announce this until now so it’s not like you were excited to get free games then they were something you didn’t want

  • Love the sentiment, but you’re offering PS+ games, one as recent as January. So, basically, + users don’t get to keep the games since they were already purchased under subscription, which means that those of us who don’t subscribe again miss this. At least make the offer equitable.

    This appears geared towards selling consoles during the pandemic by offering two free games with purchase. My two cents.

    (And I already own both physical, so this really is just an equity issue for paying customers)

  • Neither are my kind of game, but this is still a cool thing to do. Nice one Sony.

  • Battlefield servers down for all games. 1/4/5

  • I’m Stick On Uncharted And I’m Also Stuck On Falling Skies And I’m Also Stuck On The Jason Bourne Game All For The PS3 Can Anyone Help With Any Of The Games I’ve Mention???

  • Will these be available with SG accounts?

  • Uncharted was the ps plus free game last month and journey is a waste of hd space. How about they address their customers that are actually having problems with their console in these times.

  • With everything going on and being a streamer, this has been my time to shine for what I love to do. So having these free games and being total classics is going to be a blast!

  • You guys are awesome thank you for the games

  • uncharted is free for everyone now and its in plus free games for this month too ? it’s not fair

  • Technically it’s four free games, so double cool and thanks!

  • Both of these games were already free to ps plus subscribers and you knew this.. Thanks for nothing once again.. So disappointing.

  • How to get these games !!?
    Just goto ps stor ewe and search it or what ??
    Pls reply

  • if you want to keep these games but already received them free through PS+, just create a second account on your PS4… then you can grab these and they will be free to play even if you do not have a PS+ sub. you would only have to log into your newly created account to play them. i know i know… it’s not the same, but it gets around the PS+ issue of it not letting you redeem them as free to own… not a PS+ rental.

    and to those slamming others who made the comment of these already being a PS+ freebie months ago…. THIS is why playstation should be offering those of us who already have them a secondary choice. in fact, i don’t know why PS+ doesn’t have like 6 games and you can choose any 2 or 3 instead of them pre-selecting what we get…. give us a about 6 and let us pick. this would make it more personalized than a vanilla type of sub.

    aahhhh but why do i even care ? i’ve long jumped over to xbox one since they have backwards compatibility with all their systems (yes i know it’s certain games) without having to double or triple dip like nintundoofs. i only use my PS4 pro to VR these days….. whatever comes out for both systems i go for the XBO version for obvious reasons….. it’s just betta !

  • i’m getting journey, never played that game… i hope it is a good game while being fun to play also.

  • Not me because you all done gave the Drake collection for free and now you all giving Drake e for free that is not cool I think you all need to have better games for free this getting out off hand

  • Nicely done, Sony. I have them both, but who cares! You’re being very generous, so thanks!

  • So, if I have the Uncharted Collection from my PS Plus, how can I redeem this copy? Also, any way we could buy the PS Plus “freebies” in case we ever don’t have PS Plus?

  • Didn’t they give these away to every PSplus user? I have ZERO interest in Uncharted.

  • Thank you very much!!!

  • This is cool, but u cant download certain games as it is.

  • Thank you very much!!! Better than nothing but definitely very much appreciated.

  • I just wish Sony would honor the warranty for those who had hardware issues during this time (and are now stuck without a PS4)

  • They are the free games over last couple off months anyways.! Plus they are crap. But nice gesture to your none paying psplus accounts.

  • And for ps3 users?

  • Help! I have requested a refund for a Kingdom hearts package totalling $190. I am a single mother to two kids, my son thought we were purchasing a game for $18.99 (I approved it for this amount) turns out when I checked my account 14 days later it was for $190! Due to covid19 I do not have my usual permanent full time income and am struggling financially. I cannot afford this amount on a game! It means I cannot afford my bills including food, power etc. I have appealed to the customer service and billing service branches of Playstation NZ however both are telling me they can’t refund this due to the fact it was downloaded and played???! Is there not any empathy at all for my and most people’s situations right now?? I’m absolutely beside myself that I have lost nearly $200 on a playstation game at a time like this. Please please what can I do to appeal this decision?? I cannot afford this 😭

  • Thanks, for the free games. God bless you. I actually have Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection but I would like to try Journey. Thank you.

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