Sony starts testing free PS5 games trial

Sony has started a free trial version of the PlayStation 5 game, giving users a few hours to try the game before buying it – but the service is anything but perfect.

As seen by euro player, the trial option is only available in the UK and there are only two games – Death Stranding: Director’s Cut and Sackboy: A Big Adventure. How long you can try the game varies by title, as you can try Death Stranding for six hours, while Sackboy is available for five hours.

On the other hand, the overall time you can play will be much lower. Start time runs from the moment you start downloading a game on your console, or making a choice to add a game to your library. Depending on your download speed, you will be able to play longer or shorter games.

This means that if you’ve been downloading for two hours, you’ve lost most of your trial. With 68GB of data, this probably means you won’t be able to play Death Stranding for long before it locks back in.

To participate in the trial, players from GB can go to the PlayStation Store page of the respective game. This should be on the PlayStation 5, as this service is not available for the PlayStation 4.

While the system doesn’t look ideal yet, it does give hope for better variants in the future, where you can try the game more freely, especially if you buy it.

Shaun Dennis

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