PlayStation Stars: Loyalty program for Sony consoles unveiled
Owners of Sony consoles can receive free rewards in the new PlayStation Stars loyalty program. The program rewards you for completing in-game challenges and other actions with loyalty points that you can exchange for PSN credit, for example.
PlayStation Stars rewards you for playing
Sony has been quite busy lately when it comes to restructuring in the PlayStation console segment. Most recently, they had completely revamped the PlayStation Plus membership. In the PC segment, they recently launched the new INZONE brand, which includes various gaming headsets and monitors.
In the wake of that, they now announced on the company’s own blog the brand new PlayStation Stars loyalty program. It is set to launch later in 2022, and participation is completely free.
Once signed up, various rewards beckon for participation or completion in various campaigns and activities, Sony writes, without going into further detail. For example, in the Monthly Check-In campaign, simply playing any game is enough to earn a reward.
Other campaigns include winning tournaments, completing certain trophies, or even earning the first platinum trophy in a “blockbuster title” in the respective local time zone. Loyalty points then beckon for this, which you can redeem in a catalog.
PSN credits and PlayStation Store products
The catalog of benefits for PlayStation Stars members includes, for example, PSN credit that you can invest in new games or download content, as well as selected PlayStation Store products.
As an added benefit, PlayStation Plus members who have signed up for PlayStation Stars will automatically receive points toward purchases on PlayStation Store.
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PlayStation NFTs are coming
They are also launching their own NFT collection with “digital collectibles”:
“These collectibles are as diverse as our product and franchise portfolio. They are digital images of things PlayStation fans love, including figurines of popular and legendary characters from games and other entertainment formats, as well as cherished devices that reflect Sony’s history of innovation,” the blog says.
What sounds suspiciously like NFTs, however, should be quite different. Promises at least Grace Chen of Sony to the newspaper The Washington Post: “They are definitely not NFTs. Definitely not. You can’t trade or sell them. The digital collectibles don’t use blockchain technologies and are definitely not NFTs.” Quite a lot of definitive wording, then.
In addition, new collectibles are always to be added, which can be collected. Among them also extremely rare or surprise pieces. More concrete details about the PlayStation Stars loyalty program should probably await us shortly before launch. There is no concrete launch date yet.
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