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Ratchet & Clank offered free in March on PS4, PS5

All thanks to Sony's Play at Home program.

Ratchet & Clank will be offered free on both PS4 and PS5 as part of Sony’s ongoing Play at Home program, one meant to keep players safe and sound at home over the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In these historic times, the team at PlayStation wanted to thank the community by giving something back,” PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan wrote on the PlayStation Blog. “These days, we could all use something to look forward to and another reason to stay safely socially distanced, so we are happy to be able to offer a free selection of great games and some entertainment offers.”

From 1 March, those on PS4 and PS5 will be able to download 2016’s Ratchet & Clank at no cost; moreover, a PlayStation Plus subscription isn’t required to take part. The offer is valid for the month of March, and the game will “be yours to keep”.

Next, from 25 March, PlayStation owners can take advantage of extended access for new subscribers to Funimation or Wakanim, depending on the owner’s country of origin.

“Funimation is an anime-focused subscription service and Wakanim is Funimation’s European division,” the post detailed. “While there will be additional details to follow, this offer is only available to our community who sign up for and download the Funimation (in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand) or Wakanim apps (in most of Western and Northern Europe) starting on March 25 for a limited time.”

More offers will be made available in the months to come.

Sony has previously made Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey free as part of the Play at Home initiative.

We reviewed Ratchet & Clank here.

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