Sony has given fans its PlayStation gaming consoles more reason to stay inside by giving away a collection of popular games for free. The games are part of Sony’s Play at home initiative aimed at getting people to stay at home and play their PlayStation during the corona-virus pandemic because continuously infecting the civilization and societies worldwide effectively shut down in a bid to contain the spread. From Wednesday until May 5, gamers can get free access to the trilogy of games in uncharted: The Nathan Drake collection, as well as the Indie-adventure game journey.
All of the games were originally developed and published for the PlayStation 3 console but have been remastered for the PS4.
The uncharted games follow the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake. The series is one of the biggest selling video game franchises. The first installment came out in 2007 and the games have been remastered and re-released previously, including being given to PlayStation Plus subscribers for free, so there’s a reasonably high chance PlayStation fans will have already played their way through the games already.
But with at least several more months set to be spent at home around the globe, now is an as good time as any to escape into the life at a globetrotting treasure hunter. Those who download the games during the free period will retain access after the cut-off date.
Sony PS4 Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is also currently free for PlayStation Plus subscribers this month, So if you have never played the franchise before now is a good time to start. Alongside the big-studio blockbuster Uncharted series is the Indie game journey. During widespread isolation, the journey is a fitting inclusion.
The game drops the player in the middle of the desert with a simple a task of reaching a mountain in the distance, aided by other players, with the unusual twist that you can’t text or chat with your game partner, communicating only in chimes and by activating visuals signals in the game.