The PlayStation Play At Home initiative is going live today, dropping a huge set of nine PS4 and PSVR games into our laps as Sony’s way of saying “Thank you for staying at home and not being a muppet.” Of course, they can’t check to see if you have been staying at home, but maybe having more games will give more people that they can have fun times inside their own four walls.
This below selection of PS4 and PSVR games will be available for free download from March 25 8:00pm PT / March 26 03:00 GMT / 04:00 CET.* Update: The games are now live!
You should be able to grab the following games from the PlayStation Store for free, there’s no requirement to have PlayStation Plus. The first link will take you to the game page on the UK PlayStation Store, the second is for our review of the game.
Free Play at Home 2021 Games – available on 25th March (26th March UK/EU)
- Abzu (PS4) – Our review
- Enter the Gungeon (PS4) – Our review
- Rez Infinite (PS4 & PSVR ) – Our review
- Subnautica (PS4) – Our review
- The Witness (PS4) – Our review
- Astro Bot Rescue Mission (PSVR)
- Moss (PSVR) – Our review
- Thumper (PS4 & PSVR) – Our review
- Paper Beast (PSVR) – Our review
All of the games will be available until 22nd April. Don’t forget you can also pick up Ratchet & Clank for PS4 until 31st March at 8PM PDT (4AM BST on 1st April). That’s not all, because from 19th April, Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition (including the base game and the Frozen Wilds DLC) will be given away for free.
That’s a lot of great games all being given away for free, following a renewed commitment to the need to stay at home for many around the world.
At the end of February, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan announced the initiative’s return, saying, “In these historic times, the team at PlayStation wanted to thank the community by giving something back. These days, we could all use something to look forward to and another reason to stay safely socially distanced, so we are happy to be able to offer a free selection of great games and some entertainment offers.”
“This year, we wanted to go further [with Play At Home]. So we’ve designed a series of free games and entertainment offers for our PlayStation community to make the next few months a little more fun and enjoyable,” he added.
* Update: Properly noted dates and times to avoid confusion surrounding when the free games are going live.
Source: PS Blog