In support of the coronavirus quarantine (COVID-19) with the Play at Home initiative, Sony has decided to permanently give away the PlayStation 4 titles of ‘Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection’, which covers the first three adventures of the saga developed by Naughty Dog; and ‘Journey’, the successful independent adventure video game developed by Thatgamecompany and Santa Monica Studio.
In this way Sony Interactive Entertaiment contributes to encourage the practice of social distancing during this period of quarantine, asking the PlayStation Network community to continue playing safe at home.
The Play at Home initiative has two components: first, offering free games to help keep the PlayStation community entertained at home; and second, establish a fund to help small struggling independent studios continue to build amazing experiences for all players.
Free games from Play at Home
To support the Play at Home initiative on PlayStation, digital downloads of ‘Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection’ and ‘Journey’ will be available for free between April 15th at 8:00 PM Pacific Time and May 5th 2020 at 8:00 PM Pacific Time via the PlayStation Store. Once these titles are downloaded to your console, they will remain permanently in your library.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is a bundle of three games from the Naughty Dog masters that includes the remastered PS4 versions of ‘Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune’, ‘Uncharted 2: Among Thieves’ and ‘Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception’.
As for Journey, it is a famous and beautiful adventure that is as touching as it is mysterious. A title that has become an indie classic.
You can access the downloads of these video games directly from the PlayStation Store, browsing among the selection of free games in the store. You can also access them at the following official links on the PlayStation Store:
Creative Financing from Play at Home initiative
With the Play at Home initiative, Sony Interactive Entertainment has developed a fund to support independent video game developers during this time. Allocating about $10 million to support them. More information on this fund, including participation criteria, will be available soon.