PlayStation Stars arrives today in Asian territories, with additional markets such as Europe due on October 13.
PlayStation Stars was the new program of loyalty to earn rewards on PS4 Y PS5. Since Sony they left new details about it, such as that they are not NFTs.
Something that scared the users was this, the blockchain themed look when it was said about “digital collectibles“; from then on we began to look at it with different eyes.
And this September it was already known that it was loaded with news, because they confirmed the premiere of PlayStation Stars.
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Although now we know that it arrives in Asia first and in the words of PlayStation: “…starting in Asia, celebrate our players’ achievements with fun and engaging campaigns and the chance to earn rewards like points and digital collectibles“.
Although the thing goes further: “With this release, we kick off the global rollout of PlayStation Stars, and this is just the beginning.
We will continue to improve the program with new features, rewards, benefits and ways to enjoy what you love about PlayStation.“.
When will PlayStation Stars arrive in my region?
Well, as on other occasions such as the new PlayStation Plus in Europe, we have to be the last. Although this time we have Australia next to us that also accompanies us in it.
Since sony playstation have detailed the PlayStation Stars release dateswhich are as follows.
- Asia including Japan: September 29 (local time)
- North America and Latin America: October 5 (local time)
- Europe and Australia: October 13 (local time)
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At the beginning of this article you can already see what will presumably be the PlayStation Stars official logo and now we are going to leave you with some answered questions from their FAQ.
Like, for example, what is needed to join PlayStation Stars and if you need a playstation plus subscription.
“Joining PlayStation Stars is free. All you need is a PlayStation Network adult account and you agree to the Program Terms of Service.
Although you will get certain benefits for being a PlayStation Plus member, it is not required to join PlayStation Stars“.
doHow do I access PlayStation Stars? The full PlayStation Stars experience is accessible through the PlayStation App on iOS and Android. You can also join PlayStation Stars through playstation.com. We have plans to expand the program to consoles in the future.
doHow does the program work? With PlayStation Stars you will earn prizes for completing different campaigns and activities. Our ‘Monthly Share’ campaign only requires you to play one game to receive a reward.
Other campaigns require you to earn certain trophies or be the first player in your time zone to go platinum on a popular title. One of our first campaigns is called ‘Greatest Hits/1994’, in which members who follow song-based clues to start the correct game will receive an exclusive collectible.
They are updated often, check the PlayStation App to see what’s new.
doWhat rewards can I get? There are two types of reward: loyalty points and digital collectibles.
Points will be redeemable in a catalog that may include PSN wallet funds, exclusive digital collectibles and select PlayStation Store merchandise.
As an added bonus, the PlayStation Plus members signing up for PlayStation Stars You will automatically earn points when you buy from PlayStation Store.
Digital collectibles are faithful digital representations of items beloved by PlayStation fans, such as figurines of iconic characters from gaming or other forms of entertainment, as well as beloved devices from Sony’s groundbreaking history.
There will be new collectibles to earn regularly, ultra-rare collectibles to strive for, or surprises to collect just for fun.
You can organize the digital collectibles you earn or purchase in a personal display case within the PlayStation App. If you want, you can set the display case for others to see.
At launch, for simply joining, all members will receive the Star Gazer telescope.
We’ll have Punto the gondolier from Ape Escape 2, PocketStation, Toro and Kuro celebrating and much more among the first digital collectibles members can earn or purchase.
doDigital collectibles are unique? doCan I sell or trade my digital collectibles? These digital collectibles are created just for our loyalty program and while some may be rare, they are not unique or based on blockchain technology.
They cannot be resold or exchanged. Digital collectibles can only be earned or purchased through PlayStation Stars.
doHow can I find out the rarity of a digital collectible?? You can check the rarity of a digital collectible on the campaign details screen and on the collectible’s details page.
doHow do I check my balance and redeem my points?? You can find your points balance in the PlayStation App under your Player Profile/PlayStation Stars Points History.
Points are redeemable for items from your rewards catalog such as digital collectibles, games, or PSN digital wallet funds. To redeem your points, go to PlayStation App > Player Profile > Playstation Stars > Rewards Catalog.
doWhat benefits will I get from being a PlayStation Plus member if I join PlayStation Stars?? It is not necessary to be PlayStation Plus member to join PlayStation Stars.
However, as a member of playstation plusif you join PlayStation Starsyou can earn points for your PlayStation Store purchases, including each payment of your PlayStation Plus membership.
Please note that PSN wallet top-ups do not generate PlayStation Stars Points.
doWhat are status levels? PlayStation Stars You will have four status levels that will reflect the milestones you reach.
These are based on the number of rare trophies earned in-game, as well as full game purchases from PlayStation Store. The higher your level, the more benefits and rewards you can get.
doHow long will I keep my status level?? Once you achieve a status level, you will keep it for the rest of the calendar year plus 13 months.
For example, if you reach level 2 in October, you will keep it for the rest of that calendar year and the following 13 months, from January 1 of the following year to January 31 of the following year.
This system seems quite similar to the Xbox with Microsoft Rewards, so we’ll see how it is implemented in practice. PlayStation Stars on PS4 and/or PS5.