Sony is offering two free game trials to PS5 owners in the United Kingdom, but there's a catch

Which would you prefer: Death Stranding Director's Cut or Sackboy: A Big Adventure?

Sony is offering two free game trials to PS5 owners in the United Kingdom, but there's a catch

Two PS5 games, Death Stranding Director's Cut and Sackboy: A Big Adventure, are available for free trials.

Right now, it appears that the free samples are only available in the United Kingdom, and the length of time you'll get varies on which game you want to try; Sackboy is said to provide five hours of gameplay, while Death Stranding is said to offer six (I can't confirm this because I own both games!)

However, as Eurogamer points out, there's a cruel twist here: your timer doesn't start when you pick "Download Trial," but rather when you select "Download Trial." This implies that if you download Sackboy: A Big Adventure in 2.5 hours, you'll only have 2.5 hours to play it.

Surprisingly, it appears that you can only test one trial per PSN account, which means you'll have to choose between which game piques your attention the most, as you won't be able to try both. Neither the PS4 nor the Xbox versions can be sampled.

The free trials will continue until October 28 in the UK, and any progress and trophies will be saved if you opt to buy the full game. However, if you decide to buy DLC to try during your trial, you won't be able to play it because add-ons can only be utilized with the full version of the game.

Thankfully, the internet has already identified a workaround, so redditor jsnals recommends creating a second account with the same area as your main account and clicking "download trial" on that account before starting your download. Return to your regular account and click "download trial," but because you've already saved it to your hard drive, you can play for the entire five or six hours right now. Isn't it cool?

Still looking for a PlayStation 5 or Xbox One X? We have some good news: it appears that the global chip scarcity that has made it difficult for Sony and Microsoft to meet demand for their next-generation systems is finally ending.

AMD's CEO recently stated that the chip scarcity "will get better in 2022," but cautioned that supplies will "likely [be] tight" in the first half of next year. Given that the chips may not be ready for manufacturers for another year or more, some consumers may have to wait until 2023 for their new technology.

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