PS4, PS5: PlayStation Stars, release date, rewards, all about the Sony loyalty program!

PS4, PS5: PlayStation Stars, release date, rewards, all about the Sony loyalty program!

game news PS4, PS5: PlayStation Stars, release date, rewards, all about the Sony loyalty program!

As if by magic, in July 2022, Sony lifted the veil on PlayStation Stars, a new loyalty program for PS4 and PS5. The idea is simple, reward experienced players with 100% digital rewards. You missed the boat, do you want to know everything about the initiative of the Japanese manufacturer? Well don’t move! Here you have all the information on the subject.

What is PlayStation Stars on PS4 and PS5?

We start with the basics. The PlayStation Stars is a new loyalty program available soon on PS4 and PS5. According to Sony, it’s a way to celebrate player achievement through “entertaining and rewarding campaigns | to earn rewards like points and digital collectibles.” It is a completely free program.

When does the service leave in France?

Good question. In a recent blog post, Sony announces that PlayStation Stars is now available in Asia and Japan but that the program will first arrive in North and South America on October 5, followed by Australia and Europe (therefore in France) from October 13, 2022. For more information, the Japanese firm invites us to see this page. Keep in mind that, after its release, PlayStation Stars will evolve, with “new features, rewards, perks” in the coming months, we can learn.

PS4, PS5: PlayStation Stars, release date, rewards, all about the Sony loyalty program!

It’s free? Do I need to subscribe to PS Plus?

Since PlayStation Stars is a free loyalty program, you do not have to be a PS Plus subscriber to benefit from it. To do this, a simple PlayStation Network account (registered as an adult) is required. However, being a member PS Plus will give you access to a small advantage within the framework of this PlayStation Stars: it is the automatic earning of points during your purchases through the PS Store. This also works for the renewal of a PS Plus subscription. The points in question can be spent on “a catalog that may include funds for the PSN wallet”, receive collectibles and certain products from the PS Store.

First off, when PlayStation Stars becomes available in your region, you’ll be able to access it from the PlayStation Android | iOS or the site playstation.com (“We plan to extend the service to consoles soon,” writes Sony). More specifically, the program will allow you to earn two types of reward: loyalty points on the one hand, and collectibles digital on the other hand. Points can be redeemed for virtual collectibles and PlayStation Store benefits. If you’re a PS Plus member, you’ll earn points with every PS Store purchase. For the others, it will be necessary to complete campaigns, activities to earn the virtual rewards. In addition to points, we are talking here about 3D models of PlayStation (PS3) consoles and dematerialized figurines inspired by the brand’s universes, such as Punto the gondolier from Ape Escape 2 or Toro and Kuro (Doko Demo Issho).

The “collectibles” to win with the PlayStation Stars

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Beyond the point system, digital collectibles in the loyalty program can be earned by doing activities and campaigns. With “Monthly connection”, all you have to do is play a title to receive a prize, for example. But “some campaigns will give you a hard time” warns Sony! For the rarer rewards, you’ll be required to earn one or more trophies, or even be one of the first to “platinumize” a title in a region. Sometimes you will even have to win tournaments. “One of our first campaigns is called Press Play 1994,” reads the PlayStation Blog. “Members will need to start the games corresponding to the song-based tracks to get a special collectible.”

Is this NFT on PS4 and PS5?

Sorry but no ! In its blog, Sony makes it clear that, despite the rarity of some PlayStation Stars items, “they are not unique and do not use blockchain technology.” Therefore, these prices cannot not to be resold or exchanged. In other words, these are just rewards meant to be earned in a closed ecosystem, on PS4 and PS5.

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What are collectibles for?

But now you’re probably wondering what collectibles are for in PlayStation Stars. It’s obviously for the fun of collecting and getting rare rewards, in a similar spirit to trophies. The Japanese brand thus explains that prices have a “rarity level” and that each PlayStation Stars account will be designated by one of the four status levels. “These tiers are based on the number of rare trophies earned, but also the number of full games purchased from the PS Store,” writes Sony. Please note that you will be able to display your earned collectibles in a display case through the PlayStation app. And that it is possible to link this showcase to a PSN account to share it with your friends.

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