With COVID-19 raging last year, it became hard for some people to leave the house to go get games. So, instead, Sony launched a program that brought the games to them, and for free of charge. And, thus, Play At Home was a huge hit.
PlayStation Senior Vice President Eric Lempel confirmed today that the program was an “extraordinary success” during its run, in which it offered favorites like Ratchet & Clank and the original Horizon: Zero Dawn on the house.
During the program, players redeemed more than 60 million free games in all. Over 30 million were games based on the indie front, while 11 million of those games were based on PlayStation VR titles. Four million free packs of add-on content were also downloaded during that time.
Lempel said the team was “honored to have played a role in supporting gamers around the world.”
However, then came the question people were curious about – would Play At Home make a return?
Jim Ryan, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO, answered, “Well, it depends if COVID’s done. It is one of those things. We will see how the world evolves. If lockdown, heaven forbid, if that should continue into 2022 and beyond, who know? We might feel we have to do it again. We’ll wait and see.”
We’re happy with what Sony’s provided thus far. But, yes, more please.
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