Play At Home returns: Four months of offers for PlayStation games and entertainment begin March 1

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Play At Home returns: Four months of offers for PlayStation games and entertainment begin March 1

Free games and entertainment offers for the PlayStation community kick off in March and extend through June.

Hello again! The past 12 months haven’t been easy. And I think we’re all hopeful that we may be starting to see some 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 team at PlayStation wanted to thank the community by giving something back. These days, we could all use something to look forward to and another reason to stay safely socially distanced, so we are happy to be able to offer a free selection of great games and some entertainment offers.

Last April, we launched the Play At Home initiative, offering up two incredible PlayStation games for free: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey*. I like to think they helped make the year just a little bit 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 is kicking off in March and extending through June. 

Starting March 1, 2021

  • PlayStation and Insomniac Games will make Ratchet & Clank PS4 available for free download for a limited time through PlayStation Store from March 1 at 8pm PST / March 2 at 4am GMT / 5am CET to March 31, 2021 at 8pm PDT* / April 1 at 4am BST / 5am CEST.
  • Once you redeem the game, it will be yours to keep. 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.

Starting March 25, 2021

  • Our friends at Funimation (a joint venture of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Aniplex of Japan) are kicking in a very special offer: extended access for new subscribers to Funimation or Wakanim in the countries they are available **. Funimation is an anime-focused subscription service and Wakanim is  Funimation’s European division. While there will be additional details to follow, this offer is only available to our community who sign up for and download the Funimation (in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand) or Wakanim apps (in most of Western and Northern Europe) starting on March 25 for a limited time. 

What we outlined today is just the beginning of what’s in store for Play At Home. In the coming weeks, we’ll share more details on free games and entertainment offers dropping for our PlayStation community. 

I think we’ve got a great mix of games and entertainment offers lined up, and I hope this news made your day just a little bit brighter. We consider ourselves privileged to bring you this entertainment, and we are very grateful to be a part of your lives.

Thanks for playing.

*Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection was provided to PlayStation users in regions except Germany and China. Users in Germany and China received free access to Knack 2. 

** FUNIMATION — On top of the standard 14-day trial, new users can get an additional 90 days 3 months access. WAKANIM — New users will get 90 days free. Unless you cancel your subscription before the end of the  period, your subscription will automatically roll into a paid-for, ongoing subscription with a recurring monthly fee. Age restrictions apply. More information to follow. 

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  • As someone who doesn’t own R&C yet and has been meaning to get it for a while, I’m pretty happy it’s going to be available for free soon. :) But even if it was a game I had no interest in, I’d still think it was cool that some people were getting a free game. For everyone complaining: Chill out. You don’t even know what the April, May and June games are going to be and you’re already whining. And why? Just because this one doesn’t specifically benefit you? Have some empathy and be happy for other people.

    • l forgot to add journey and uncharted collection last year, is there anyway l can still claim them now? it is free without ps plus right? and cv-19 still a thing……

    • Hey ieh6f I don’t think so that Uncharted drake collection and Journey will be free or returning to be free

  • Should i have PS+ to play these games is it required or not

  • Guess I’ll keep my money this time

  • I’ve heard a rumour that Sony have stopped making PS5’s is that true?

  • Ok so I for one have been very disapointed in ps plus and ps now for ps4 and ps5, I either already own the gme or the game is totally whack like the jaws game where you play a shark. Really a shark lot of equipment to find for a shark or special moves swim and bite. Or even better destruction all star the try hard game of the year, they asked a computer to come up with the perfect beat ,a great game idea, a bunch of cool pc characters and now I think I’m gonna be sick. I mean the game is ok I guess if you dobt mind the screwed up user interface matchmaking, the arenas are too big the cars dont handle or turn feast enough to make the game fun mostly you just drive by other cars and attempt to slam into them but mostly hit walls. Its,like they took a turd, gold plated it, put it in a tux, taught it to sing and dance ok but its still a turd you know. Between the wait and complete silence about regarding the 2 games that made me buy a ps5, God of war and horizon forbidden west, and the crappy free games which arent really free I pay each year for those games and they are trash imo step it up Sony give us something to ease our minds I mean I’m fixing to get a oculus next week cause I’m dieing for something new, and exciting.

  • Hey Jim, great work your doing and I’m glad lots more people will get to experience Ratchet & Clank which is a phenomenal game.

    One thing I would like to ask of you though. Can we get a PS5 DualSense controller with coloured buttons? The Circle, Square, Triangle and Cross buttons really should have the iconic colours on them.

  • Even though I bought the game at launch and got it from PS+, I’m happy that Ratchet is getting into the hands of more people. It gives Rift Apart a better chance to sell well, especially when it’s launching on a newer platform with a relatively small install base. Ratchet & Clank forever baby!

  • At least it’s a PS4 game this time around not recycled crap like UC Recycled Collection and Journey…I already own Ratchet both in disc and well on Plus too,just gonna hope you don’t give a game I already have or want in disc.If they’re all gonna be PS supposed exclusives the chances are high that there will be nothing for me so hopefully some multiplats appear there lol.

    • I like how you say at least it’s “a PS4 game and not recycled crap”.. But if you think about it it’s actually a remake of a PS2 title. 😁

      Still it’s a fun game…

  • Nice! Between this and Republic Commando in April I’m really excited. Thanks guys!

  • We already got R&C through the ps5 ps+ collection what it the point of this? nit much of a stay home bonus tbh.

  • I love this. I’m trying to convince Xbox friends to move over to PS!!! This might help.

  • The 3 PS Plus games for March 2021 are?

  • So nice of Sony to give us a game that was already given to us for free. I know because I would never spend money on that game. I would only download it for free from the ps plus. When I go to my library there it is. Ratchet and clank already installed. Way to go Sony. Just take take take. Another months worth of free games down the drain.

  • Thank you Sony I really wanted to get this game

  • Loved Ratchet and Clank It’s a beloved story beyond Sony Exclusives

  • This is my home and opportunity this is like I like i wear belong here in the future what’s for gamers

  • So cool :)

  • l forgot to add journey and uncharted collection last year, is there anyway l can still claim them now? it is free without ps plus right? and cv-19 still a thing……

  • Antes de ficar fazendo promomarketings deveriam planejar o recall do DualSense
    de que adianta jogos grátis para não conseguir jogar.

    Antes de comentar, o moderador deixa a mensagem clara “não seja um idiota”…
    assim fica difícil…

  • 😮

  • Arigatou gozaimasu! 😊☺

  • Amazing Initiative to Stay home and safe! Looking forward to titles being announced!

    Hope to hear more news on upcoming games, like Ragnarok and Lego Skywalker Saga soon! As well as Ps Plus games announcement for March!

    Great work Playstation

  • how do i get the funimation for 90 days

    • It doesn’t say yet and “more details will follow”.

      But it does specify that you download the “Funimation or Wakanim” applications on the PS4 on the 25th of March..

  • I hope they do another playstation community event but give the rewards to everyone instead of making it a sign up only type of event

  • Great offers and amazing deals as always!

  • 𝗚𝗲𝘁 $𝟭𝟵𝟮 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗹𝘆 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗴𝗹𝗲!…($𝟲𝟰𝟳𝟮𝟬𝟴) 𝗬𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗜 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗴𝗼𝘁 𝗺𝘆 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗮𝘆𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳 $𝟮𝟰𝟰𝟭𝟯 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸… 𝗜 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗯𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗺𝘆 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗥𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗩𝗲𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝘆𝗼𝘂𝘁…($𝟲𝟰𝟳𝟮𝟬𝟴) 𝗜𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗷𝗼𝗯 𝗜 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗶𝘁……… 𝒘𝒘𝒘.𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌92.𝒄𝒐𝒎

  • Eish, how much longer does one have to wait for the freebies? 😂

  • Tommorow stay at home free game that I want to see is add 5 or 8 PS4 game for free I hope it should be better than last time

  • if playstation sees this i just want to say that i wan t marvel spider man game of the year edition in April cuz i didnt played the dlc yet so thats why im saying
    and im happy that i am in this playstation family please give us marvel spider man games of the year edition

  • I am from India and I have a ps4.I can’t access the free copy of Ratchet and Clank. Why not?

  • Thanks SONY
    You are the Best ever🥰🥰

  • Всем привет.скажите пожалуйста у меня нету подписки смогу ли приобрести эту игру и в какое время ???

  • great I haven’t what time will be available to download

  • Well everyone 🤔 this is a promotion to boost the new game coming out in June. I say if it was then they said take all the old games of it and do so call remakes of the games for the ps4 and ps5. Just like they did before for other promotions of other games

  • About time to get this incredible game but the problem is I don’t have PS4 or PS5, Just PS3 as well

  • collinorange132c

    Where is central standard time zone its not listed

  • Ya el juego gratis ahora , no???

  • Just waiting for Ratchet & Clank to be available. Hopefully the game can also be played on PS5.

  • Still showing it’s $19.99 through PlayStation Store as of 1:44 eastern time.

  • I cant buy Ratchet and Clank from my PSapp or even sony’s official website

  • So can you redeem the game yet? I checked and it’s still saying the price is 20 bucks.

  • I misread the title and got really excited. I just new it said Playstation Home returns…..dangit Jim

  • Thanks SONY!!!
    P.S. I HEART MY PS5!!!

  • I thought it said PlayStation Home returns! Got my hopes up….

  • “…this offer is only available to our community who sign up for and download the Funimation (in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand) or Wakanim apps (in most of Western and Northern Europe)”

    Funimation operates in Mexico and Brazil since November, and the service already has an Android app. By all means, they should be recipients of the special offer. Why is it that they’re not?

  • Was PS3 left out of this stay at home initiative?

  • I already bought a physical copy of Ratchet and Clank cheap but I’m still happy to claim a digital copy. Hopefully I don’t already own all the other free games. I think it’s great what Sony are doing anyway. Nice one Sony. Big thumbs up from me.

  • Is there going to be a free game each month until it’s ending period

  • Ay to those who declared this game to free during these times are great. The fact we get a cool game for free is amazing. It also a plus because ive heard about this duo but thought of buying game during these tough times

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