Sony’s big PlayStation game giveaways are the perfect ways to hide a precarious position

Sony’s big PlayStation game giveaways are the perfect ways to hide a precarious position


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You may be wondering why Sony is giving away good games for free. Here’s a thought:

Sony knows you basically can’t buy a PS5 — and that its most exciting new games won’t be out for months even if you could. Sony also knows there’s little it can do about that. It can’t magically fix the global semiconductor shortage or bring an early end to the pandemic that’s caused numerous game delays as developers learn how to work from home.

But Sony does have one way to bolster goodwill at the beginning of this console generation: it can tide over PlayStation fans by giving away a handful of its best games.

On March 1st, Sony started giving away 2016’s Ratchet & Clankwith no strings attached — no subscription required, just a free game for you to…

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