Sony is giving away 10 more PlayStation games, including Horizon Zero Dawn

midian182

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In brief: PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners who haven’t tried Horizon Zero Dawn will get the chance next month when it becomes free to download—and without requiring a PlayStation Plus subscription.

Sony is adding ten more games to its Play at Home initiative. The first nine will be available on PS4 and PS5 from March 25 (next Thursday). These are:

  • Abzû
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Subnautica
  • The Witness
  • Rez Infinite (PSVR compatible)
  • Thumper (PSVR compatible)
  • Astro Bot: Rescue Mission (PSVR required)
  • Moss (PSVR required)
  • Paper Beast (PSVR required)

There are some enticing free offerings on that list, but the biggest title arrives on April 19 at 8pm PT / 11pm ET: Horizon Zero Dawn. Despite being released over four years ago, Guerrilla Games’ open-world adventure is still worth playing if you’ve never had the pleasure. It’ll be free to PS4 and PS5 owners right through until May 14.

Sony made Ratchet and Clank a free download earlier this month as part of the initiative—you can still grab the action platformer gratis until March 31 at 8pm PT / 11pm ET.

Sony launched Play At Home last April as an incentive for people to stay indoors and adhere to lockdown/social distancing rules. Its first two free games were the Nathan Drake Collection—made up of the first three Uncharted adventures remastered for the PS4—and Journey.

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Buhhh!! to me.........I.though the title was meaning sony would allow pc users to play more games that used to be playstation exclusive like horizon....my bad!!! :( (would love to play titles like uncharted and last of us series on pc!!)
 

theSon

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Buhhh!! to me.........I.though the title was meaning sony would allow pc users to play more games that used to be playstation exclusive like horizon....my bad!!! :( (would love to play titles like uncharted and last of us series on pc!!)

Horizon Zero Dawn is out for PC but you have to pay for it.
If you play Last of Us and uncharted on a modern Sony Bravia it doubles the framerate from 30 fps to 60 fps through the TV's motion enhancement. AMazing games made even more amazing. Who needs a ps5 when you have this?
 

Kosmoz

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Horizon Zero Dawn is out for PC but you have to pay for it.
If you play Last of Us and uncharted on a modern Sony Bravia it doubles the framerate from 30 fps to 60 fps through the TV's motion enhancement. AMazing games made even more amazing. Who needs a ps5 when you have this?
Don't want to rain on your parade, but that TV motion enhancement thing is a gimmick. You can't do what you said, 30fps to 60fps, just like that. Look at MS with their XSX enhancement or PS4 to PS5 optimizations to run games from 30fps to 60fps - there require real programing work and patches, at least.

What you see with the TV motion enhancement is an illusion of the game being smoother, it actually duplicates the frames and increased input lag a lot while doing that.

If you like the effect use it, whatever floats your boat and makes you happy, but I'm just saying it's not the same thing as real 60 fps.
 

pencea

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Horizon Zero Dawn is out for PC but you have to pay for it.
If you play Last of Us and uncharted on a modern Sony Bravia it doubles the framerate from 30 fps to 60 fps through the TV's motion enhancement. AMazing games made even more amazing. Who needs a ps5 when you have this?

Sorry to bust your bubble but that's just another term for motion interpolation creating the infamous soap opera effect which gives it the illusion of a more smoother motion. It's not actually increasing the framerate from 30fps to 60fps mate.

Also enabling it increases input latency significantly.
 

Kirby1

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Clearly sony is feeling the pressure from xbox game pass. This short list is a pretty weak attempt to compete.
 
Sony 9 indies and 1 AA horizon zero down LOL

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Forget to mention that on play 5 to pass the game Save of Play 4 to Play 5 you have to take all 1 day, more than 75gb I even lei out there who were 100gb, on the other hand on xbox series x you just turn on the console and ready, your game Save is ready to use LOL

play 5 bad console
 

kiwigraeme

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There are a lot of negative nellys here - I already have most as I have kids - so no R18 titles for the Nellys .
All of these are well rated - plus they are some of the best PSVR games .

Didn't we already have an article about people complaining about free games from Epic and elsewhere?

I may a mistake in my business of offering some things for free - what a mistake - better of having a nominal charge to stop the entitlement and people treating your property with disrespect as free means worthless to some ( so doesn't matter if they abuse or damage it )

 

theSon

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Don't want to rain on your parade, but that TV motion enhancement thing is a gimmick. You can't do what you said, 30fps to 60fps, just like that. Look at MS with their XSX enhancement or PS4 to PS5 optimizations to run games from 30fps to 60fps - there require real programing work and patches, at least.

What you see with the TV motion enhancement is an illusion of the game being smoother, it actually duplicates the frames and increased input lag a lot while doing that.

If you like the effect use it, whatever floats your boat and makes you happy, but I'm just saying it's not the same thing as real 60 fps.
I'm happy with it. lt looks great at 60 fps. Yes there's input lag but I don't play competitve games with gsync 144 Mhz display with lightweight high dpi hero sensor mouse. So for my needs it's great. A casual gamer. What's amazing that it enhances old xbox 360 games as well.... I'm going to get the SONY A8G OLED 65 in a few years, excited.
 

Mithan

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FINALLY got around to playing Subnautica on the PC a week ago after buying it in early access and being turned off on it initially. WoW, amazing game!

This is an awesome game to have for the PS5 Plus subscription. Horizons Zero Dawn is awesome too. I've finished that game 2 times on PS4 and once on the PC where the mouse controls just make the game that much better.
 
Horizon Zero Dawn is out for PC but you have to pay for it.
If you play Last of Us and uncharted on a modern Sony Bravia it doubles the framerate from 30 fps to 60 fps through the TV's motion enhancement. AMazing games made even more amazing. Who needs a ps5 when you have this?

yes, I am aware horizon being on pc is not free, my point is that I would love to see more exclusive sony titles like those I mentioned on pc, because I personaly feel pc gaming much more enjoiable than consoles, I was a console gamer until I started playing on pc and got used to keyboard and mouse and for me, is not only due to higher stabler framerates on pc, I know that classic uncharted series and last of us part 1 from ps3 are available remastered on ps4 at 60fps, (by the way, I agree with others that using frame interpolation from TV settings is not the same as playing the game at real higher framerates since interpolation introduces notable artifacts during fast movements and adds notable input lag that is annoying even for single player games in my opinion as well).

but I also find more inmersive, realistic and hence more enjoyable to play those type of games where I can use the keyboard and mouse, specialy the mouse to look arround the game world, either if its a first of third person view camera game, since the mouse allows to have much better, faster and accurate, pretty much like natural real life head looking movements than the console analog pads allow in which I feel those type of games rather slow, dumb, robotic boring movements with console controllers, so the mouse makes me feel those type of games more realistic and inmersive due to that.

now I am aware you can hook a mouse and keyboard to a console with some adapters or directly in some cases, but from what I read its support is very limited
 

Kosmoz

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now I am aware you can hook a mouse and keyboard to a console with some adapters or directly in some cases, but from what I read its support is very limited
Not only limited, as in not all games support them and even those that do, the support can be really bad, since the game is designed for controller in the first place.

Also there is the issue of playing with M&K from the couch... yeah, not simple to do that either.