Just under a year ago, Sony gave PlayStation players a copy of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for free in an effort to get people to stay home at the beginning of the pandemic. Well, things are still mostly the same a year later, so Sony’s doing it again.
The Play At Home initiative is offering PlayStation owners a free copy of Ratchet & Clank, the pseudo-remake/movie tie-in that launched in 2016. It’s a pretty good game tying into an extremely average movie. It’s also probably not a coincidence that Sony is using this a chance to get folks to play a game in a franchise where a sequel is imminent. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is coming to PlayStation 5 on June 11. The game is finally available today. So all you have to do is login and download it from the PlayStation Store onto your console before March 31.
Along with Ratchet & Clank, on March 25, Funimation is allowing PlayStation users a standard 14-day free trial, as well as an additional 90 days of access to the anime streaming network. Most European users will get access to Wakanim for 90 days, rather than Funimation.
Unlike last year, Sony doesn’t seem to be creating a fund for independent developers to keep themselves going during the pandemic. Play At Home involved a $10 million fund for indie devs who were in need last year, but there’s no mention of anything like that this time.
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Ratchet & Clank has been made available through past offerings as a PlayStation Plus free game, and as a permanent fixture on the PlayStation 5’s PlayStation Plus Collection. The latter is a handful of games available to PlayStation 5 owners (assuming you can find one in these trying times) as long as they’re Plus subscribers. Including games like God of War, The Last of Us: Remastered, and Infamous: Second Son. The difference here is that this copy of Ratchet & Clank is free forever, as long as it’s redeemed before the end of March.