Sony announced today a new initiative to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Called Play At Home, the company is trying to help people in the practice of social distancing. For accomplish the goals set by Sony, two games are being offered for free: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey.
People all over the world are doing the right thing by staying home to help contain the spread of COVID-19. We are deeply grateful to everyone practicing physical distancing and take our responsibility as a home entertainment platform seriously, so we are asking our community to continue supporting the safe choice and the need to Play At Home.
As a thank you to all who are doing their part to lessen the impact of this pandemic, Sony Interactive Entertainment is pleased to announce the Play At Home initiative.
Sony says Play At Home has two tasks,the first is to do their part in the social distancing protocols established by governments around the world, and create a fund to help small indie studios who might encounter a path of financial crisis due to the current state of the world. The games offered are free for a limited time, players can get the digital versions of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey, starting tomorrow, April 16, through Wednesday, May 6. According to Sony, “once you redeem the games, they are yours to keep”.
Independent developers are vital to the heart and soul of the gaming community and we understand the hardships and financial struggles that many smaller gaming studios are facing. With that, SIE has developed a fund to support them during this time. We have earmarked $10 million to support our independent development partners. More information about the fund, including participation criteria, will be made available soon.