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PlayStation’s Play At Home Returns, Offers Free Games Until June

After the success of the program last year, PlayStation is bringing the Play At Home promotion back this year, and it will last until June 2021.

You don't need us to tell you that 2020 was something of a stinker.

Staying home was a difficulty, but thankfully we had some great games released to tide us over and keep us busy.

Sony knew exactly how hard the year was, and introduced their Play At Home scheme that gave PlayStation users free AAA titles and other bonuses, all for free.

It was a wonderful surprise for PS4 and PS5 owners, and helped to make getting through last year just a little easier.

PlayStation Play From Home Announcement March 2021

While the service ended last year, it was still a loving gesture from Sony.

That's not the only promise of free games from Jim Ryan; he has pledged that more next-gen titles are coming to PS Plus' slate of free games.

Well, Sony has decided to bring the service back, offering new free games and offers to players.

PlayStation's Play At Home 2021 Slate

The 2021 slate of the Play At Home scheme will adapt over time. It will start next month in March, and end once again in June.

We might have to wait a little longer to know all that Sony has planned for us. But, luckily for us, the first free game has been revealed.

In a blog post on PlayStation's website, President Jim Ryan discusses the success of last year's slate.

He speaks on the release of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey. This leads to comments on how they intend to take the idea of offering free games further.

He then announces the first wave of offers for Play At Home in March.

The first game to come back to the promotion entirely free is the PS4's Ratchet & Clank! The reboot of PlayStation's action-adventure title will be completely free to download from March 1st to April 1st.

Once you've secured that download, it's yours to keep forever. So even if you don't intend to play it right away, stick it in the queue and you can jump in when you're ready.

PlayStation Play From Home Announcement March 2021
Ratchet & Clank (2016)

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But that's not all.

Starting from March 25th, PlayStation users will be allowed extended access for new subscribers to Funimation or Wakanim, depending on their region.

Funimation is a joint venture of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Japan's Aniplex, hence the offer.

Funimation is recognized as a hub of anime content, so it's a lucky bag for you anime fans.

We'll get to learn more about the upcoming offers and games coming to Play At Home, so stick with us at GamingIntel for more updates.

It's a good time to be a Ratchet and Clank fan, too. The latest Rift Apart trailer has revealed the game's pre-order bonuses and release date.

Fingers crossed we can get our hands on more PS5s before then, though, as stock problems are still rife. A PS5 restock could soon be coming to Target.

Thankfully, Sony's President has commented on stock shortages too.

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