Play at Home 2021 update: 10 free games to download this Spring

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Play at Home 2021 update: 10 free games to download this Spring

Download free indie games and PS VR games starting March 25. And get ready: PS4 blockbuster Horizon Zero Dawn will be free for a limited time starting April 19.

Hi again! Last month we revealed our new Play at Home program for 2021, which aims to provide the PlayStation community with free games and entertainment offers 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 through March 31, 2021 at 8pm PDT* / April 1 at 4am BST / 5am CEST.

Now, let’s talk about the next Play at Home content drop, which hits March 25! This time our focus is a selection of free games from some of our top independent partners, and the previously announced extended trial offer for Funimation (or Wakanim) in the countries where they are available.

Starting March 25, 2021

PlayStation and some of our favorite indie partners are collaborating to provide more free games to explore while you’re staying safe and staying home:

Abzû

From the artistic mind 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 bursting with color and life.

Enter the Gungeon

Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.

Rez Infinite

Prepare yourself for the ultimate version of Rez, a thrilling journey of sights and sounds and shooting action, remastered and upgraded by members of the original development team exclusively for PS4 and (optional) PlayStation VR.

Subnautica

You have crash-landed on an alien ocean world, and the only way to go is down. Subnautica’s oceans range from sun-drenched shallow coral reefs to treacherous deep-sea trenches, lava fields, and bio-luminescent underwater rivers. The water teems with life: Some of it helpful, much of it harmful.

The Witness

The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and over 500 puzzles. This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There’s no filler: each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.

We’re also proud to serve up a selection of free PlayStation VR games*** starting on 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 in a massive adventure to rescue his crew, where the PS VR headset puts you right in the thick of the action. Judge every jump with accuracy and be curious – there are lots of secrets to discover in your daring quest.

Moss

Moss is a single-player action-adventure puzzle game and new IP from Polyarc tailor-made for the VR platform. In Moss, players meet Quill, a young mouse with dreams of greatness beyond the confines of her settlement. While exploring the woods, she finds a mysterious Glass Relic and an ancient magic is awakened.

Thumper

Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront a maniacal giant head from the future. Every crushing impact is interwoven with a pounding original soundtrack. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must go through rhythm hell.

Paper Beast

Experience a dreamlike odyssey in virtual reality. Discover a wild ecosystem, born from lost Internet data. Be the first to explore a world inhabited by exotic and surprising creatures, and shape your environment to overcome obstacles and puzzles. Unravel the mysteries of Paper Beast, a game born from the imagination of Eric Chahi (Another World, From Dust).

This amazing selection of PS4 games and PS VR games will be available for free download from March 25 8:00pm PT / March 26 03:00 GMT / 04:00 CET to April 22 8:00pm PT / April 23 04:00 BST / 05:00 CEST.

Funimation / Wakanim

Don’t forget: in participating countries, we’re also offering an extended trial of Funimation (or Wakanim, depending on region), a joint venture of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Aniplex of Japan. The anime-focused subscription service includes shows such as My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Attack on Titan, and Fruits Basket. This extended trial offer  kicks off on March 25 and is available through April 22****. 

Starting April 19, 2021

But there’s more to come later this spring. Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition will be available for free download between April 19 8:00pm PT / April 20 04:00 BST / 05:00 CEST and May 14 8:00pm Pacific Time / May 15 04:00 BST / 05:00 CEST.

We’ll have more to share soon. We appreciate the support from the PlayStation community, and hope you enjoy our latest content drop – please stay safe and thanks 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 adaptor – click here  for more information).

****FUNIMATION — On top of the standard 14-day trial, new users can get an additional three months. WAKANIM — New users will get 90 days. 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. Offer available from March 25 8pm PDT – April 22 11:59 PDT.

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  • Very soon will obtain the treasure!!!

  • Anyone know when this goes live?

    • This amazing selection of PS4 games and PS VR games will be available for free download from March 25 8:00pm PT / March 26 03:00 GMT / 04:00 CET

  • Are they for free already? I tried to download Horizon Zero Down since 03/19, but the system is charging me $19.90. The same is happening with Abzū today…

    • This amazing selection of PS4 games and PS VR games will be available for free download from March 25 8:00pm PT / March 26 03:00 GMT / 04:00 CET

  • Although it’s March 25th none of the games are showing up as free. When do they go live?

    • This amazing selection of PS4 games and PS VR games will be available for free download from March 25 8:00pm PT / March 26 03:00 GMT / 04:00 CET to April 22 8:00pm PT / April 23 04:00 BST / 05:00 CEST

  • This is a brilliant idea,and I’m very appreciative, just one thing though.
    Where are they?

  • What time on the 25th will they be available?

    Almost 2.30pm in the UK and no sign of any of them on the “Play At Home” page.

    • This amazing selection of PS4 games and PS VR games will be available for free download from March 25 8:00pm PT / March 26 03:00 GMT / 04:00 CET to April 22 8:00pm PT / April 23 04:00 BST / 05:00 CEST

  • Ah, It’s 3am on the 26th in the UK 🙄. Nice of yous to make that clear. We dont all live in the US you know 🙄

  • I’m sure I’m not the only one so in case anybody else inexplicably had a tough time reading the article, these games won’t be available for free for several hours. Here’s a quote:

    This amazing selection of PS4 games and PS VR games will be available for free download from March 25 8:00pm PT / March 26 03:00 GMT / 04:00 CET to April 22 8:00pm PT / April 23 04:00 BST / 05:00 CEST.

  • When will they be available?

  • bruh i live in ET and i have to wait untill tomorrow untill i can get the free games you sould really add ET time to your dates

  • How do I trigger/ensure the extended Funimation trial?

  • It’s 11:39 CST where I am and the store doesn’t seem to have these games yet? Am I accessing them the incorrect way?

  • It’s the 25th of March in Ireland but none of the games are free, am I gonna have to wait for tomorrow for the games to be free?

  • When are these actually going live?

  • The games for March 25th are not showing up as free.

  • at what time the price drops ? its 12PM still waiting, please i need more gamessss

  • when are the games supposed to be available? its already the 25th and ive been checking on and off since 9, currently in EDT right now, and was just curious, maybe theyll be available later on today? i dont know, basically a quick response would be appreciated

  • Hmm, a Horizon Forbidden West release date announcement timed for April 19th would be perfect.

  • None of the games are appearing free on the Playstation Store for me.

  • This amazing selection of PS4 games and PS VR games will be available for free download from March 25 8:00pm PT / March 26 03:00 GMT / 04:00 CET to April 22 8:00pm PT / April 23 04:00 BST / 05:00 CEST.

  • It doesnt appear in
    my store

  • I’ve just checked the thing on my ps and it doesn’t shows the new games is this a “only me” case or is something wrong?

  • Those games are not up yet when is it going live I’m getting impatient.

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  • Wow… It amazes me that some people are never going to be happy.

    You are getting these games free, the quality of the games Sony are giving out on ps plus has improved dramatically.

    As for the comment I read saying that the cross gen games look exactly the same as they do on the PS4…. seriously get your eyes tested.

  • It tells you in the post in the 2nd paragraph when they are going live 8pm PT / 3AM GMT (26th)

  • I’m confused, how do you go about downloading these games? I’m on my PS5 but the games mentioned you have to pay for.

  • When does it go live? Where do I find these games?

  • Man, I LOVED Moss. So wanted it to be longer or get a sequel. Great game!!

  • They aren’t showing up as free on my playstation store. I have tried resetting the playstation, and it is definitely connected to the internet. Anyone know why this is?
    (I am in england)

  • 6:04 PM est and I still cant download any of them

  • Not really the best games u guy’s could add tbh and btw. Are there gonna be any more free games after april?

  • Are your sure about that i mean its 16 of march now and still didnt get a game ☹️

  • I can’t seem to find the Play At Home page in the store on my PS5. And when I search the titles individually, they are not free. Help please.

  • There is no redeem or download option available. All i can do is buy them. Can someone help?

  • It’s now the 25th and games are not free.

  • When can I download it for free 10 games?

  • For those wondering where games are. Its stated 8pm Pacific on 25th which is 11PM Eastern or 10 PM Central

  • So you guys forgot about EST?

  • The games are not showing as free on the PlayStation Store yet. It was supposed to be available at 8 PM today correct? It’s now 8:36 PM… I mean… I can wait… I guess….

  • The Play at Home only displays Ratchet and Clank still. March 25th is the release date for the next title. Is there an update or reason for the delay?

  • You people lied nothing is free now everyone i told about it is calling me a big liar or was the launch time shifted or something

  • Is there a delay in changing the prices cause I’ve been checking all day and they still haven’t changed

  • Ehh… can someome please talk to me here nothing has changed and im really confused or was the launch time shifted,or was it cancelled i need to understand whats happening here

  • Can’t download March 25ths games still have prices and can’t get a hold on support at all

  • Hey ehh… has anything changed for anyone yet

  • Hey, Jim? Jim Ryan? Heard a rumor there’ll be a shutdown of purchases for several iterations of legacy PlayStation content: PSP, PS3, PS minis, PS Vita (and PS TV), PS1 Classics, and the somehow-more-robust-than-on-PS4 PS2 Classics, and all in a matter of not even half a year. Could you maybe consider, rather than shuttering generations of works and experiences from a wide breadth of developers to a wide range of audiences — old and new, if but they were easier to access — to at the very least just keep things running as they are (despite this abysmal new web Store, we are yet able to make use of our unwieldy, in my case five-digit, Download Lists via the free efforts of the enthusiasts behind the PSDLE), if not wholly investing some amount of resources or even outsourcing to properly preserve accessibility to not just solid decades of video gaming history, but even simply your paying customers’ due. If nothing else, maybe scramble a team to push some final firmware updates to ensure our machines don’t outright lock us out of our installed content just because a battery died? #PlayHasLimits

    • Heydude ehh what exactly are you talking about

    • Well they’ve just redirected the old webstore link to the new webstore. So the 25 years worth content has disappeared without a notice. Well done Sony /s. Unbelievable

  • Pls if anything changes for anyone they should please share their update

  • Soooo…., where are the free games? It’s March 25 but I don’t see any besides Ratchet & Clank.

  • The free games are up now to anyone that’s still wondering. I was only looking forward to Horizon zero Dawn but I guess it ain’t free until April 19. I’ll just get ps now then I guess lol

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