PlayStation Re-Introduces Game Trials, Play PS5 Games For Free For Limited Time

Sony sent out emails re-introducing the “try before you buy” concept with PlayStation 5 titles for a trial period. This concept was previously introduced during the PlayStation 3 era, where it was called Full Games Trials. It allowed players to download the full version of a game to play for a limited time. Any progress they made and trophies they earned are saved, so if players want to keep going after the trial ends, they can purchase the game and continue from where they left off.

Starting today, PlayStation 5 owners can now do the same with two first-party titles. PlayStation Plus will not be required to use this service, so anyone interested in the given games can get a taste for themselves. The two currently offered games are Death Stranding: Director’s Cut for 6 hours and Sackboy: A Big Adventure for 5 hours.

Both of these limited-time trials will be available until October 28, 2021. It should again be noted that any progress made in the trial games, such as save data and trophies, will carry over into the full game if players decide to purchase the title after the trial is over.

Unfortunately, the timer starts as soon as you begin downloading the game, so those with slower internet speeds may lose some precious hours depending on how long it takes to download and install. Currently, Game Trials are only available for PlayStation 5 titles, so the PlayStation 4 versions of Death Stranding and Sackboy: A Big Adventure do not qualify for this service.

Players can head on over to the PlayStation Store now to try out these two titles! What games do you think will be offered next? Let us know in the comments below.


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Henry Yu

Soulsborne & horror fanatic with a dash of JRPG’s sprinkled in. Lover of great OSTs~