Playstation 4: Sony gives two games to all gamers

Panagiotis colokythas

Sony thanks all Playstation 4 owners who remain at home due to the coronavirus crisis with a gift.

Nice gesture from Sony: As part of the “Play at Home” initiative, Sony is giving all owners of a Playstation 4 a total of two games. The two Playstation 4 games really get all console owners, regardless of whether they have a Playstation Plus subscription or not. All owners of a Playstation Plus subscription will receive more free games in April 2020 than usual.

With this campaign, Sony thanks all Playstation 4 owners who remain at home worldwide during the ongoing coronavirus crisis so that they keep their distance from other people and thus do their part to combat the pandemic. Sony’s official statement states that the company takes its responsibility as a home entertainment platform seriously. “So we ask that we continue to support our community, the security and the need to play at home,” said Sony.

These Playstation 4 games are free for all gamers

As part of the Play-At-Home initiative, Playstation 4 owners in Germany will receive the following two games: Knack 2 and Journey. The two games will be free to download from April 16 (1 a.m.) and May 6 (1 a.m.). Once downloaded, the Playstation 4 games remain in the player’s possession even after the promotion is complete. “The game’s life-affirming message is timeless and perhaps more important today than ever,” said Sony.

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In this context, Sony also points out that it may take a little longer to download the games. Sony had committed itself to the end of March 2020

Protect Internet infrastructures in the U.S. and Europe during the corona crisis,
by delivering game downloads to gamers with less priority.

The details of the free games according to developer information:

  • Knack 2 (approx. 41 GB download, value 39.99 euros): “Knack 2 is a colorful adventure game that is fun for all ages. The whole family can play on the couch in co-op mode.”

  • Journey (approx. 3.3 GB download, value: 14.99 euros): “A wonderful, highly praised adventure that is as moving as it is mysterious.”

In the USA

the Playstation 4 owners also get Journey, but instead of Knack 2 the game collection “Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection”, which contains the first three Uncharted games in the remastered version for Playstation 4.

Sony supports indie studios in financial difficulties

The “Play at Home” initiative by Sony Interactive Entertainment consists of two parts: Playstation 4 owners will receive the said two games and a fund will be set up to support smaller independent game developers who are currently experiencing financial difficulties due to the Corona crisis are struggling. With the support of these game studios, Sony wants to ensure that they can continue to create “great experiences for all gamers”. A total of at least $ 10 million is said to go to this fund. The more precise details should be communicated promptly.


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