PlayStation has tonight announced PlayStation Stars which is a free loyalty program that will let you earn points for playing games each month as well as taking part in specific campaigns and activities when it launches later this year.
This could be anything from earning a trophy, being the first to platinum a game or winning a tournament. Just for playing a game each month, you’ll earn points in what PlayStation is calling a “monthly check-in”.
All gamers who sign up to the PlayStation Star’s loyalty program will earn points that can be redeemed in a catalogue of items that include PlayStation Store products as well as PSN wallet funds. PlayStation Plus members that sign up for PlayStation Stars will earn points on purchases for PlayStation Store credits as well.
PlayStation has also announced that PlayStation Stars will have “digital collectibles”. These are digital representations of iconic PlayStation franchises that will be able to be collected and displayed digitally.
Introducing PlayStation Stars, an all-new loyalty program celebrating players that's free to join.
“Today, I’m pleased to reveal PlayStation Stars, a brand new loyalty program that celebrates you, the player, for being on this ever growing gaming journey with us. PlayStation Stars will be free to join when it launches later this year. Once you become a member, you’ll earn rewards by completing a variety of campaigns and activities. Our “Monthly Check-In” campaign simply requires you to play any game to receive a reward, while other campaigns require you to win tournaments, earn specific trophies, or even be the first player to platinum a blockbuster title in your local time zone.
All PlayStation Stars members will have opportunities to earn loyalty points. Points can be redeemed in a catalog that may include PSN wallet funds and select PlayStation Store products. As an additional benefit, PlayStation Plus members enrolled in PlayStation Stars automatically earn points for purchases on PlayStation Store.
Also, as part of PlayStation Stars, we are unveiling a new type of reward called “digital collectibles.” Collectibles are as diverse as our portfolio of products and franchises. They are digital representations of things that PlayStation fans enjoy, including figurines of beloved and iconic characters from games and other forms of entertainment, as well as cherished devices that tap into Sony’s history of innovation. There will always be a new collectible to earn, an ultra rare collectible to strive for, or something surprising to collect just for fun.
We hope this new program brings to mind past gaming memories while making you excited for the future with PlayStation: commemorating the gaming eras we created together, charting new paths to explore, and bringing players together for global celebrations. This is just the beginning for PlayStation Stars, and the program will continue to evolve over time. We’re currently doing some early tests on this program before launching it later this year in phased regional rollouts.
We hope you’ll enjoy the program once it launches. We’ll be back with more updates in the future. Thanks for reading!”