Sony has sent out emails to users that informs them that they are introducing a new feature for PlayStation 5 owners called Game Trials. Starting today, the brand is giving PS5 owners the chance to download certain first-party titles and try them out free of charge for a limited time. The first two games that are available are Death Stranding Director’s Cut and also Sackboy: A Big Adventure.
The email sent to users further tells that in order to activate a Game Trial, one will need to head on over to the PS Store and select the Trial option that’s labelled as free. Death Stranding Director’s Cut will offer six hours of playtime while Sackboy: A Big Adventure has a five-hour Trial.
Furthermore, the timer starts as soon as you trigger the download, so make sure you’ve got some time to spare otherwise you’ll have wasted the opportunity. Accounts are limited to one Game Trial of each game. Since Game Trials are limited to PS5 titles, the PS4 version of Sackboy: A Big Adventure doesn’t qualify for this free test.
Sony has also mentioned that the progress you make in the trial game and the save data along with the Trophies will all carry over into the full game should you choose to buy either title after the Game Trial expires. The Game Trials for Death Stranding Director’s Cut and Sackboy: A Big Adventure are available until midnight on 28th October 2021.
While a lot of people may not be aware of this, but even the PS3 had something very similar in the PS Store, the PS4 Store removed it but it seems like Sony is bringing back this feature so we can expect to see more titles being available as game trials for free.