How is this whole quarantine thing going, fellow Gamers? Getting in some good gaming? Well, get ready to log in more hours in the virtual world. Sony has offered up two hit titles for free as part of their “Play at Home” initiative, which offer PS4 owners two free games and indie developers funding to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and the hit independent title, Journey, are currently available for free in the PlayStation Store until May 5. Unlike games that offered for free through PS Plus, these are yours to keep with no strings attached. If you’re like me and have never played these titles (or have not gotten back into them), then take advantage! Beside, who doesn’t like free stuff, right?
Announcing the Play At Home initiative: https://t.co/pOn3hJ7poI Stay safe and pick up Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey for free from April 15 through May 5 #PlayAtHome 💙 pic.twitter.com/BSlbcwosgU— PlayStation (@PlayStation) April 14, 2020
Here’s a quick description of the games:
Uncharted is an action-adventure game series developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation consoles. The main series of games follows Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter who travels across the world to uncover various historical mysteries. The Nathan Drake Collection is a remastered collection of the series’ first three installments, and was ported to PlayStation 4 by Bluepoint Games in October 2015.
Journey is an indie adventure game co-developed by Thatgamecompany and Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released for the PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network in March 2012 and ported to PlayStation 4 in July 2015. It was later ported to Microsoft Windows in June 2019 and iOS in August 2019.
In Journey, the player controls a robed figure in a vast desert, traveling towards a mountain in the distance. Other players on the same journey can be discovered, and two players can meet and assist each other, but they cannot communicate via speech or text and cannot see each other’s names until after the game’s credits. The only form of communication between the two is a musical chime, which transforms dull pieces of cloth found throughout the levels into vibrant red, affecting the game world and allowing the player to progress through the levels.