PlayStation begins rolling out "Game Trials" service for two games, with one big drawback

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
PlayStation has started rolling out a brand new game trials service for some PS5 games, allowing you to play for an allocated amount of time in a set series of titles. However, there is a significant catch.

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PushSquare has reported that an email did the rounds from PlayStation about a new feature called "Game Trials." This will allow gamers a test run for two games, Sackboy: A Big Adventure and Death Stranding: Director's Cut. We can confirm that heading to these games in the store will now offer you a trial option, six hours of Death Stranding and five of Sackboy. You will get one trial for each game and your unlocked trophies and save data will carry over if you ever decide to shell out the money for the full version.

However, one issue is clear. The game trial starts from the moment you hit download, with that timer ticking downwards every second it downloads. So, you'd better have a great internet connection and a few spare hours on your hands to download and play. As often seems the case with PlayStation: great idea, bad implementation.

We will keep you updated as this feature is used more often! What do you think of this? Will it be a good way to test out games in the future? Do you think the download trail is a non-issue? Run a trial of your thoughts down below!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about exclusives like The Last of Us and Horizon, PS Plus news, and his favourite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and God of War — before an evening swim.
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