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Sony is ressurrecting its Play at Home free game giveaway for PS5 and PS4 owners.

In a bid to make life in lockdown a little more bearable, Sony is giving away Ratchet and Clank for free.

The 2016 PlayStation 4 game can be downloaded on PS4 and PS5 (via backwards compatibility) from March 2.

The free Play at Home game has a 4am GMT launch time for PlayStation fans living in the UK. It will be available as a free download until 4am BST on April 1.

Once downloaded, Ratchet and Clank is yours to keep forever, and you don’t even need a PS Plus subscription.

Sony explains more: “Hello again! The past 12 months haven’t been easy. And I think we’re all hopeful that we may be starting to see some flickers of light at the end of this long COVID-19 tunnel thanks to the tireless work of the medical community and people around the world.

“In these historic times, the team at PlayStation wanted to thank the community by giving something back.

“Last April, we launched the Play At Home initiative, offering up two incredible PlayStation games for free: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey. I like to think they helped make the year just a little bit easier.

“This year, we wanted to go further. So we’ve designed a series of free games and entertainment offers for our PlayStation community to make the next few months a little more fun and enjoyable.”

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Sony’s Play at Home scheme will continue later in March, as anime subscription service Funimation joins the line-up.

Starting on March 25, Sony will give PlayStation owners “extended access for new subscribers to Funimation”. Sony will reveal more about the offer closer to March 25.

And don’t worry if anime isn’t your thing, because Sony will continue to offer free games and entertainment all the way until June.

“What we outlined today is just the beginning of what’s in store for Play At Home. In the coming weeks, we’ll share more details on free games and entertainment offers dropping for our PlayStation community.

“I think we’ve got a great mix of games and entertainment offers lined up, and I hope this news made your day just a little bit brighter. We consider ourselves privileged to bring you this entertainment, and we are very grateful to be a part of your lives.”

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The free Ratchet and Clank giveaway is perfect for anybody looking to pick up a copy of upcoming sequel A Rift Apart.

The 2016 release is a reboot of the original game, complete with stunning visuals and a deeper storyline.

“Join everyone’s favourite Lombax and his robotic sidekick in a brand new game that retells the plucky pair’s adrenaline-charged origins story.

“Whether you’re a long-time Ratchet fan or new to the series, get ready for an unforgettable trip across the universe as their thrilling original space quest is completely reimagined and rebuilt for PS4.

“Follow a fresh, deeper storyline and enjoy more action, new boss battles, spectacular visuals and stellar voice acting from the 2016 Ratchet & Clank animated movie.”

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