From Thursday, March 25th, nine more games will be added to PlayStation’s Play at Home program. These will be available until April 22nd completely free of charge for all PlayStation owners. Plus, between April 19th and May 14th, Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition will be free. The extended trial for the anime streaming service Funimation/Wakanim is also still on offer. The games include PS4 and PSVR games mainly from Sony’s indie partners.
A couple of weeks ago, PlayStation offered 2016’s Ratchet and Clank to kick off the restart of this initiative. This is still available until March 31st.
The games are as follows:
- Enter the Gungeon
- Rez Infinite (VR optional)
- The Witness
- Astro Bot Rescue Mission (VR)
- Moss (VR)
- Thumper (VR)
- Paper Beast (VR)
- Horizon Zero Dawn
More details on the games and their availability with Play at Home can be found on the official PlayStation blog post.
What is Play at Home?
PlayStation’s Play at Home program initially started last year as a way to provide fans with entertainment while staying at home to contain the spread of COVID-19. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey were the first games on offer. It was also set up to help support small independent developers who may be struggling financially due to the pandemic. Last year Sony set aside $10 million dollars to support its indie partners. It’s unclear if this is continuing, but the added exposure for the indie games will also help.
In the blog post earlier this month, it stated that there would be four months of offers. After Horizon Zero Dawn’s free period, we will be just over two months into the program, so expect another selection of freebies in a couple of months.