Sony announced that more than 60 million free games have been used as part of its Play At Home initiative, which aimed to provide people with entertainment while they stay at home during the pandemic.
The initiative began in April 2020, with the first games on offer, including Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey. In total, the initiative consisted of four campaigns or stages.
Since then, over 60 million games have been bought back by gamers. This includes 11 million VR titles, as well as over 30 million indie games.
Players have also used over 4 million add-ons and in-game content.
During the initiative, Sony offered Ratchet & Clank, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Witness, Subnautica and other titles.
The most recent additions were added in May 2021 and included add-ons and in-game DLCs. This was the latest content drop for the initiative.
Players who have traded games during their eligibility period can keep them.
While the Play At Home initiative has come to an end, storefronts like Epic Games continue to periodically promote free games.
These are picked up during the holiday period. Indeed, in 2020, Epic Games announced 15 days of free games.
With many people around the world staying at home in the face of the pandemic, we hope that more free-to-play initiatives can help people be entertained without straining their wallets.
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