May 17, 2022

PlayStation Gives Away Free Games To Players, $10 Million To Indie Devs

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey will be available for free for most Playstation players as of April 15th.

Playstation announced the giveaway as a part of its new Play At Home initiative, which aims to respond to consumers and developers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative was announced by Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan, in a post to the Playstation Blog.

As well as free games for players, the initiative also includes a $10 million fund to support its partnered independent developers financially affected by the pandemic.

However, it’s worth noting that PlayStation users in Germany and China are unable to claim Uncharted. Instead, players will have access to a free copy of Knack 2 as a substitute. Journey will be available to all players, regardless of location.

Players can claim their free games anytime between April 15th and May 5th. Once a user redeems the games, they are theirs to keep.

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, released in 2015, collects HD remasters of the first three mainline Uncharted games; Drakes Fortune, Among Thieves, and Drakes Deception. All three were critical darlings upon their release, quickly cementing Uncharted as an essential Playstation franchise.

Journey won buckets of awards when it first released for PS3 in 2012, including several publications Game of the Year award. It’s PS4 re-release only magnifies its status as one of PlayStation’s most beautiful games.

This news comes at the perfect time for players unfamiliar with Uncharted. Playstation Plus subscribers can also nab a free copy of the conclusion of the Uncharted saga Uncharted 4, during the month of April.

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