PlayStation Stars is a brand-new loyalty program just announced today, on July 14. The program will be free to join, and it will reward players for completing various campaigns and activities—including one as simple as checking in monthly.
According to PlayStation’s official blog post, PlayStation Stars will be launching later this year, though we don’t have an exact date yet. The program will be free to join at launch, and you can earn rewards by participating.
PlayStation gives just a few of many examples of campaigns or activities you can complete to earn rewards, including:
- Playing any game at least once per month
- Winning tournaments
- Earning specific trophies
- Being the first player to platinum a blockbuster title in your local time zone
Through this program, you can also earn Loyalty Points. According to PlayStation, “Points can be redeemed in a catalog that may include PSN wallet funds and select PlayStation Store products.” PlayStation Plus members will automatically earn these Points just for making purchases on the PlayStation Store.
Additionally, you can also get digital collectibles as rewards. These will include figurines of iconic characters from games and other forms of entertainment. Additionally, you might be able to get “cherished devices that tap into Sony’s history of innovation,” though it’s unclear exactly what this is referring to.
PlayStation Stars will be launched in “phased regional rollouts,” so the launch date will depend on your region. PlayStation also claims that the program will be evolving over time, so it’s likely we will see this new development stick around for the long haul.