Sony Interactive Entertainment, the wing of the company responsible for PlayStation, has announced an initiative in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Play At Home will offer free games to the PlayStation community as well as provide assistance to independent developers.
The free games that are on offer thus far are from the Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection, a trilogy that’s been remastered for the PS4. There is also a $10 million fund set aside to support independent game developers.
To support gamers and indie devs in isolation, Sony has announced the Play At Home. Free games and funding for new projects is on offer.
Here’s how SIE President and CEO, Jim Ryan, described the initiative:
“Play At Home has two components: first, providing free games to help keep the PlayStation community entertained at home; and finally, establishing a fund to help smaller independent game studios who may be experiencing financial difficulties continue building great experiences for all gamers.”
From now until May 5, the Nathan Drake Collection, which includes Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception will be available for a free via digital download.
SIE is also extending a helping hand towards indie devs who are doing it tough in isolation. A $10 million fund has been allocated to assist game creators. Selection criteria will be made available soon.
Head over to the PlayStation blog for all the details.