Detailed PlayStation Stars Loyalty Program

The new PlayStation Stars loyalty program is set to debut in North America next week, and a new PlayStation blog post revealed information about what users can expect. Launching on October 5, PlayStation Stars will allow users to earn both loyalty points and digital collectibles. Loyalty Points will likely be the biggest draw, as users will be able to redeem them for “PSN Wallet funds, exclusive digital collectibles, and select PlayStation Store merchandise.” Joining the program will be free and, although PlayStation Plus is not mandatory, subscribers will receive additional benefits, including points for PlayStation Store purchases and subscription renewals.

While the term “digital collectibles” is often associated with NFTs, PlayStation was quick to point out that these collectibles “are not one of a kind and do not take advantage of blockchain technology.” Users cannot trade or sell them. Basically, they’re just neat little extras that celebrate the history of the PlayStation brand. There will be many different ways for users to obtain different trophies, and some of them will require more work than others. Users can place their collectibles in a digital storefront, which can then be set as private or showcased online. All users will start with a Star Gazer telescope. PlayStation will be adding more collectibles to unlock on a regular basis, but the first batch will include designs based on the PocketStation, Ape escape 2and more.

The PlayStation Stars program will have four different status tiers. As users unlock less common trophies and make “full game purchases from PlayStation Store”, their level will increase, resulting in additional benefits. When the program rolls out, it will take place entirely within the PlayStation app, although the company plans to expand it to consoles in the future.

It remains to be seen how the program will run, but PlayStation Stars looks promising so far! It’s always nice to get rewards and extras, and challenges and trophies seem like a fun way for newcomers to learn more about PlayStation history.

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