Sony has shared a first look at some of the items that will be available as part of its free PlayStation Stars loyalty program, as well as a schedule of when you can collect them yourself.
Sony’s Grace Chen says the program will begin rolling out in certain regions of Asia later this month. It will then launch in the Americas and Europe in the following weeks, but no specific timeline has been given.
Along with the new timeline, PlayStation revealed some of the first digital collectibles players can earn through the program, including PocketStation, Toro and Kuro, Polygon Man, and Punto from Ape Escape 2.
Check out the digital collection in the video below.
Sony has announced a new rewards program called PlayStation Stars that allows players to earn points with real cash value.
Announced on Blog PlayStation, the loyalty program will start later this year (though Sony didn’t say when exactly) and will be free to sign up. Players will be able to complete objectives – with some as simple as playing the game once a month – to earn points that can then be redeemed on the PlayStation Store or for other rewards.
The catalog of items “may include PSN wallet funds and select PlayStation Store products”, and PlayStation Plus members will also receive points for purchases of store items, similar to My Nintendo Show on Switch.
In addition to PlayStation Store-related rewards, users can also earn “digital collectibles” that are “digital representations of things PlayStation fans enjoy, including figurines of beloved and iconic characters from games and other forms of entertainment, as well as beloved devices using Sony’s history of innovation.”
In addition, according to washington articles, the first player to get the Platinum trophy in certain games gets an extra special bonus, which no one else can get. It’s unclear exactly how this will work – there’s mention it’s in the local time zone, so it could be more of a territory race for Platinum than a global one – but PlayStation promised that it would disrupt any attempt to obtain rewards through fraudulent means.
New collections will be added regularly, with Sony stating that some will be exceptionally rare and something for players to constantly look forward to.
The program will mark another upgrade to Sony’s digital offerings as it was recently introduced new PlayStation Plus classes. While The basic tier is more or less the same as the previous PlayStation Plusmiddle class and most expensive class offers hundreds of additional games in a service similar to Xbox Game Pass.
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