Today, Sony announced a new Play at Initiative to support self-isolation drives to contain the spread of COVID-19. As part of that initiative, the gaming company will offer Journey and the first three Uncharted remastered games free to everyone, even without a PS Plus subscription, starting April 15th at 11 PM Eastern Time. You have until May 5th to pick up the free games.
If you’re not familiar with the Uncharted Series, first of all, welcome to Earth, you’ve missed out on some great games. The three games, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, follow Nathan Drake as he uncovers forgotten treasure around the world. The games are newly remastered for the PS4 and should look better than ever.
Journey, on the other hand, is something else entirely. Told without words, you control a robed figure who travels through a desert land in an attempt to reach the top of a dune in the distance. The music and visuals are beautiful, and the online two-player mode adds to the feel, allowing you to encounter other players in your travels occasionally.
In Germany and China, Sony is offering Knack 2 instead of the Uncharted series.
Once you claim the games, they are yours forever, and you don’t need a Playstation Plus subscription to grab them.
Sony also announced it would provide $10 million to support independent developers. The company didn’t provide much detail and promised more information to come soon. But it could be a significant boon to struggling developers.