"People all over the world are doing the right thing by staying home to help contain the spread of COVID–19. We are deeply grateful to everyone practicing physical distancing and take our responsibility as a home entertainment platform seriously, so we are asking our community to continue supporting the safe choice and the need to Play At Home," Sony stated in a blog post.
"Independent developers are vital to the heart and soul of the gaming community and we understand the hardships and financial struggles that many smaller gaming studios are facing. With that, SIE has developed a fund to support them during this time," Sony said.
As to the free games, they will be available to nab from the PlayStation Store starting today at 8:00 pm PT (11:00 pm ET), and redeemable until May 5, 2020 at 8:00 pm PT (11:00 pm ET). Once redeemed, the games are yours to keep and play whenever your want. Furthermore, you do not need to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber to own them, you just need a PlayStation account.
This offer varies slightly in Germany and China. PlayStation 4 owners who live in either of those regions can claim Knack 2 instead of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, as well as Journey.