Game company Sony Interactive Entertainment recently announced its new program called Play At Home Initiative with two free games.
Play At Home Initiative helps game community with social distancing
Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan recently talked about the COVID-19 pandemic and what people are doing all over the world to prevent it from spreading. The gaming company is taking part in this way of thinking and doing its own Play At Home initiative.
The initiative has two components, which are to provide free games to the gaming community to keep them entertained at home. The other is to establish a fund to help smaller independent game studios who are currently having a bad time financially in these times and still continue to develop good games for everyone.
Two free games
There are two free games that US and European gamers can get with this initiative. These games are Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, and Journey, which are both free to download but for only a limited time. It will be offered for free from April 15 at 8 PM PDT to May 5 at 8 PM PDT. When players redeem these games, they can own them permanently. Germany and China gamers can get Knack 2 and Journey instead.
Funding for being creative
The independent developers will get the benefit for this initiative. SIE has developed a fund to support them with a total of $10 million. There will be more details of the funding soon like participation criteria.