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What Is PlayStation Stars Loyalty Program - Release Date, How To Earn Rewards

Sony has announced a brand new loyalty program called PlayStation Stars and for those wondering what this is and how it works, here’s everything you need to know.
What Is PlayStation Stars Loyalty Program - Release Date, How To Earn Rewards
Sony has recently revealed that the company is working on a brand new loyalty program for users called PlayStation Stars. Naturally, this led many to wonder what PlayStation Stars actually is and how it will benefit players in the long run.

So to better break it down for everyone, here's everything you need to know about the new PlayStation Stars loyalty program.

What Is PlayStation Stars And Release Date

Sony has announced a brand new loyalty program called PlayStation Stars
Sony has announced a brand new loyalty program called PlayStation Stars. (Picture Sony)

In layman terms, PlayStation Stars is a new and upcoming loyalty program, which as per Sony, "celebrates you, the player, for being on this ever-growing gaming journey" with the company. This program is comparable to the Xbox Game Pass quest system or Nintendo's Platinum Point system, where players earn reward points simply by playing games.

 

PlayStation Stars will be free to join program but currently has no release date. However, Sony did say that they plan to launch it sometime later this year. So, chances are that the company might be eyeing a holiday release window. 

How To Earn Rewards with PlayStation Stars

 PlayStation Stars will be free to join and launch later this year
PlayStation Stars will be free to join and launch later this year. (Picture Sony)

The whole point of this new loyalty program is to sustain and reward the loyal userbase and Sony has really made it easy to earn rewards. PlayStation Stars members will obtain rewards when they perform campaigns and other activities. 

The company has announced that all members of the program will be able to earn rewards simply by performing “a variety of campaigns and activities.” Sony has also implemented a “Monthly Check-In” campaign feature that presents players with a reward when they play any game and there are even other campaigns that have players winning tournaments, obtaining specific trophies, or “even be the first player to platinum a blockbuster title” in their local time zone.

It all looks pretty straightforward. You play a game, complete a set of given objectives, and voila you receive a reward for your troubles. Furthermore, every PlayStation Stars member can also earn loyalty points which can be redeemed either in PSN wallet funds or on “select PlayStation Store products." 

PlayStation Plus subscribers will also get to avail additional benefits when they sign up for PlayStation Stars. Every subscriber who enrolls in the loyalty program will be eligible to earn points for their purchases on the PlayStation Store. The company has also introduced a new type of reward called "digital collectibles." 

As per Sony, "collectibles are as diverse as their portfolio of products and franchises.” The company says these truly show what players and fans have come to love about PlayStation whether it be figurines of characters from the PlayStation IP or “cherished devices that tap into Sony’s history of innovation.”

With PlayStation Stars, the company is taking this ideology forward by allowing players to earn new collectibles ranging from what seems to be the regular ones to all the way ultra-rare collectibles. Sony also said that there will also be surprise collectibles to grab as well.

It looks like players will have the opportunity to collect these digital collectibles by either meeting certain goals or completing objectives. And that's everything we know about PlayStation Stars for now.

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Featured image courtesy of Sony Interactive Entertainment