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You need some video game activities to keep you busy during home stay measures to combat the spread of coronavirus? Sony offers an offer for PlayStation 4 players.

Starting on Wednesday at 11 pm ET / 8 pm PT, PS4 owners can download "Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection" and the "Journey" game for free. After downloading the games, you can keep them. But you must download the games by May 5th.

"People around the world are doing the right thing by staying at home to help stem the spread of COVID-19," wrote Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan in a post on the PlayStation blog. "We are deeply grateful to everyone who practices physical distance and we take our responsibility seriously as a home entertainment platform, so we are asking our community to continue supporting the safe choice and the need to play at home."

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The game maker's Play At Home initiative also includes a $ 10 million fund to support independent game developers, said Ryan. "Independent developers are vital to the heart and soul of the gaming community and we understand the financial struggles and struggles that many smaller game studios are facing," he said.

The Uncharted games – "Uncharted: Drake & # 39; s Fortune", "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves" and "Uncharted 3: Drake & # 39; s Deception" – are action and adventure games starring the hero Nathan Drake, who hunts for treasure . Originally released between 2007 and 2011 for the PlayStation 3, each has been remastered for the PS4.

"Journey" is an exploration game for a player of the thatgamecompany, in which the player navigates through a hidden and indescribable character through a magical world of the desert. "The game's life-affirming message is timeless and perhaps more important now than ever," said Ryan.

Sony is working with Internet service providers in the US and Europe to manage download traffic, so game downloads "may take a little longer," he said.

"During these days of physical detachment, fans turned to games for moments of rest and fun," he said. "At Sony Interactive Entertainment, we are privileged to bring this much-needed entertainment. We know this is just a small step and we are grateful to be able to offer this support to our players, communities and partners."

Follow USA TODAY reporter Mike Snider on Twitter: @MikeSnider.

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