While most of the headlines and fanfare surrounding Insomniac’s development for the PS4 were dominated by its work on Marvel’s Spider-Man, one could make a case that the 2016 remake of Ratchet & Clank was a more impressive technical achievement. Thanks to the revival of Sony’s Play at Home promotion, you can get a chance to check out Ratchet & Clank yourself and it won’t cost a dime.
Nearly a year ago, the world was still in the early stages of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay-at-home orders were in effect for millions of people worldwide and the team at Sony whipped up a new initiative known as Play at Home which offered a free copy of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection to PS4 owners. The free game was intended as a gesture of thanks to those who were complying with the public safety orders as well as an incentive to get parked on a sofa for countless hours of quality gaming.
Sony has revived the program for 2021 as the world is still experiencing a record-high in reported cases of COVID-19. Beginning on March 1 at 8:00 PM PST through March 31 at 8:00 PM PDT, PS4 and PS5 owners can get a free copy of Ratchet & Clank that is theirs to keep.
This promotion is a generous offer from Sony, as Ratchet & Clank is a wonderful game, but it also serves as an effective way to build hype for the impending release of Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart. The PS5-exclusive sequel is set for launch on June 11, giving players who pick up the previous title from the Play at Home promotion ample time to play through the game.
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If they really want this to be special, drop a 60-fps patch for PS5. Make it a big 'get ready for Rift Apart!' type gift.