Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey will be free to download later this week on PlayStation 4, as part of Sony's new Play At Home initiative during the COVID-19 lockdown. The initiative was unveiled by Sony Interactive president and CEO Jim Ryan earlier today.

Not only will Play At Home offer free games for players, but it will also develop a $10 million fund. The aim of the fund is to assist small indie game makers and studios who are experiencing financial difficulties "continue building great experiences for all gamers."

For all of us stuck inside, the intention of the initiative is "to help keep the PlayStation community entertained at home". More details of the fund are due at a later time. In the meantime, the free games become available for download on the PlayStation Store from 8 pm PT. For the US, the games go live on April 15, and for the UK, April 16 at 4 am

Journey is a masterclass in minimalist gameplay, originally released on the PlayStation 3 in 2012. The indie game was later released on PlayStation 4 in 2015. Meanwhile, The Nathan Drake Collection contains the first three installments of the hit treasure hunter franchise, Uncharted: Drake's FortuneUncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.
In a review of The Nathan Drake Collection by GameLuster, it reads: "If you missed these games on the PlayStation 3 then this is a must play for the PlayStation 4 as this is the definitive version, and without a doubt Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is one of the best games offered on the system."
These titles will remain available for free download until May 5 in the US and May 6 for UK gamers. However, for Germany and China, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection will be replaced with Knack 2.

Recently, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Dirt Rally 2.0 became PlayStation Plus's free titles for April.