Announced last month, PlayStation players can now get Ratchet and Clank Free PS4 through Sony’s Play at Home initiative, which sees Sony offering incentives for gamers to follow lockdown guidelines and mitigate the spread during the pandemic.
Ratchet and Clank is free for everyone and unconditionally until 8:00 p.m. PDT on March 31. Once you have used the game, it is your responsibility to keep it, download it, and play forever. You also don’t need to be a PlayStation Plus subscription, and PS5 gamers can get it and play through backward compatibility as well. In fact, you don’t even need a console to use the game. Now head over to PlayStation Store via the web to add it to your library.
Later this month, starting March 25, new subscribers to the anime-focused Funimation or Wakanim service will not only be able to take advantage of the 14-day free trial, but they will also get an additional 90-day subscription for free. . This offer is also only available for a limited time, but Sony has not specified when it will end.
Beyond those two offers, Sony said the Play at Home initiative will last for a few months, with additional freebies and incentives to be announced at a later date. It is not yet clear what the upcoming free games and entertainment offers are.
The 2021 Play at Home initiative will outlast the first Play At Home promotion which started in April of last year, near the start of the Covid pandemic. During this month, players were able to download Trip and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection free of charge (with some regional exceptions). The idea was to encourage people to stay at home and not to venture outside unnecessarily as the world struggled to deal with the pandemic. As the world continues to struggle to properly manage the pandemic, Sony is once again doing its part to help gamers and give them something to do while they stay indoors.
Sony was one of the first companies in the gaming industry to take the pandemic seriously, canceling its February 2020 appearance at PAX East out of caution. At the time, we had no idea the pandemic would become as big as it has been, and we certainly didn’t expect it to extend into next year.
You can pick up Ratchet and Clank Free PS4 from PlayStation Store.