With the MCO extended by another two weeks, more free game drops have been made available for those looking to kill time!
The first freebie is an offering from Ubisoft, who has generously made one of its most acclaimed titles from the franchise, Assassin’s Creed II, available for free on PC!
The game was released all the way back in 2009 and follows Ezio Auditore’s early years as an assassin. He remains a fan favourite character, and is the only character with his own trilogy; spawning sequels like Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.
Though the game has aged, it’s still considered one of the best games from the franchise. Not only because of its protagonist but also because of its great story and combat.
The game is available for free now on Uplay, until 17 April 2020. It’s not that long of a window, so best claim it now!
Sony’s ‘Play At Home Initiative’
Apart from just Uplay, however, Sony also joined the bandwagon of providing free games by recently announcing the ‘Play At Home Initiative’.
This is Sony’s way of saying thanks to its gamers who’re complying with orders to stay home and stay safe.
It’s not just about games, though. There are two parts two the initiative; one, to provide free games to keep players engaged at home, and two, establish a fund to help smaller independent game studios, who’re struggling financially to develop games for players.
For the first part, Sony decides to provide all its users Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey for free! If you have never played the Uncharted franchise, or are looking to replay the game, now is the perfect opportunity to do so.
Journey is a fantastic offer, too, putting players into a gorgeous world with an exciting adventure. The game has a really nice life-affirming message, and in a way, seems more important now than ever before.
Both games will be made available starting 15 April at 8.00 PM PDT to 5 May 8.00 PM PDT. For us here locally, that will be from 16 April 11.00 AM to 6 May 11.00 AM.
In regards to the second part, Sony themselves have developed a fund to support them during this very difficult time. They aim to hit $10 million to support affected game developers, with more details to follow soon.
For now, we can enjoy the free games generously offered by both companies. It’s one of the best things to do now while staying safe at home, anyway.