Sony Kicks Off This Year’s Play at Home Initiative with Free Copies of Ratchet & Clank for PS4

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As part of this year’s Play at Home initiative, Sony is giving away free copies of Insomniac Games’ critically acclaimed re-imagining of its classic 2002 platformer, Ratchet & Clank. The news was shared by Sony Interactive Entertainment President & CEO Jim Ryan today, who published a blog post confirming that the game will be available to download for a limited time from the PlayStation Store beginning on March 1.

“PlayStation and Insomniac Games will make Ratchet & Clank PS4 available for free download for a limited time through PlayStation Store from March 1 at 8pm PST / March 2 at 4am GMT / 5am CET to March 31, 2021 at 8pm PDT / April 1 at 4am BST / 5am CEST,” Ryan confirmed. “Once you redeem the game, it will be yours to keep. This 2016 PS4 action-adventure hit from Insomniac Games revisits the origin stories of these beloved PlayStation heroes and features a great mix of outrageous combat and comedy.”

That’s not all for the March edition of Sony’s Play at Home initiative. Ryan also revealed that “extended access” will be offered to new subscribers of Funimation and Wakanim, two of Sony’s anime streaming services. It isn’t clear what that entails, exactly, but the CEO promised that he will have more details to share in the future.

“Our friends at Funimation (a joint venture of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Aniplex of Japan) are kicking in a very special offer: extended access for new subscribers to Funimation or Wakanim in the countries they are available,” Ryan wrote. “Funimation is an anime-focused subscription service and Wakanim is Funimation’s European division.”

Sony launched its Play at Home initiative in April 2020 as a means of encouraging PlayStation gamers to stay home to help contain the spread of coronavirus. For a limited time, users could get free copies of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and indie adventure game Journey.

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