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One of the few bright lights during the height of the pandemic was Sony’s Play At Home program, which saw it giveaway Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey during the first lockdown, and then a ton of titles earlier this year. These were free games, no strings attached, with no subscriptions or purchases required. (All you needed was a PS Store account and a PS5 or PS4 to play the games on.)

It’s something that PlayStation boss Jim Ryan is proud the company was able to offer, and he hopes that it helped in some small way get fans through the pandemic: “As everybody was struggling with the first lockdown we thought it would be a nice thing to do, and were very happy with the reaction. Then we got through Christmas and started lockdown again and it was a bit miserable so we thought it would be a nice thing to reprise. So we did it again over a period of months and over 60 million games have been downloaded as part of that.”

That’s an absolutely colossal number of downloads, and it begs the question: will Play At Home return for a third instalment next year? “We’ll see how the world evolves. If lockdown, heaven forbid, but if that should continue into 2022 and beyond, who knows, we might feel like we have to do it again for our community.”

[source youtube.com]