Gamers on Xbox will likely be aware of the Microsoft rewards program. If registered, you can gain reward points for doing various quests. These can be daily, weekly and monthly activities such as playing a game on Game Pass. You can also get points for a digital game purchase on the Xbox store. Eventually, these points can be redeemed for things such as Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions or Xbox store credit. Sony users didn’t have an alternative so maybe the upcoming PlayStation Stars will change that.
Vice President, Network Advertising, Loyalty & Licensed Merchandise for Sony Grace Chen announced on a PlayStation blog post about PlayStation Stars today. This is what they had to say to announce it:
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.Welcome to PlayStation Stars
PlayStation Stars And What It’s About
It’s not the first change PlayStation gamers have had. We’ve just seen the revamped PlayStation Plus which merged the existing subscription with PlayStation Now. So it seems Sony wants to have a loyalty program of their own.
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.
So we don’t know when it launches or how we join or even if there is an extra cost. If it’s like the Microsoft service it won’t cost you anymore. Hopefully, more details will be available soon.