The 2016 Ratchet and Clank remake is now free for PS4 and PS5 owners, but you’ll have to claim your copy soon!
The free game comes courtesy of Sony’s Play at Home initiative. Play at Home offers Ratchet & Clank (2016) to gamers for nothing, as an incentive to stay home during the pandemic.
You’ll be able to download Ratchet & Clank via the PS4 and PS5 PlayStation Network Stores. Once downloaded, it’s yours to keep forever.
Ratchet & Clank is available as of right now and will be until March 31st/April 1st at 4am BST. Despite being a PS4 title, Ratchet & Clank is backward compatible on PS5. PS Plus subscribers with a PS5 already have access to the game via the PlayStation Plus Collection, but it’s nice to be able to keep it without having an active subscription!
Last year’s Play at Home initiative offered the fantastic Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, remasters of the original Uncharted trilogy from PS3 (sadly, however, it never included the PS Vita’s Golden Abyss. Thatgamecompany’s Journey was also available.
When the news broke last week, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan said that this is “just the beginning” of what the Play at Home initiative has planned for PlayStation players.
“In the coming weeks, we’ll share more details on free games and entertainment offers dropping for our PlayStation community,” teased Ryan.
“I think we’ve got a great mix of games and entertainment offers lined up, and I hope this news made your day just a little bit brighter. We consider ourselves privileged to bring you this entertainment, and we are very grateful to be a part of your lives.”
Later this month, the now PlayStation-owned anime streaming subscription service Funimation will offer PlayStation owners “extended access” for a limited time starting from March 25th. If you’re an anime fan, you won’t want to miss this perk!
As for the future, I’d love to see an extended trial to subscription service PS Now. That would be a great way for many players to experience a variety of games they might not already own!
What would you like to see added to Play at Home in the near future?
Download Ratchet & Clank from now until March 31st/April 1st at 4am BST.
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