Sony is joining the fight against Corona, enticing gamers to stay home and play games instead of going out in the world risking spread of the disease. Wow, that just sounds bad. But welcome to 2020 folks.
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.
On top of the free games Sony is donating $10 million to independent development.
Sony is offering The Uncharted Collection which features all three games: Uncharted, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception from last generation remastered. It may be my favorite series of last generation next to Mass Effect. The latter two games to offer some co-op play in the form of seprate multiplayer modes.
Sony is also giving away Journey, a game devoted to a silent co-op experience with random strangers from around the world. I can't think of a better way to connect while we are all apart.
Both games are free from April 15th through May 5th. Sony is throttling downloads so it may take a while given demand and size - Uncharted collection is almost 50GB alone. But be patient...I mean...what else are you going to do?