Wondering what PlayStation Stars is and how it works? We've got you covered.
Launching Wednesday for those in North and South America, PlayStation Stars is set to be Sony's new loyalty program. PlayStation Stars is free to join and invites members to complete campaigns and activities to earn rewards.
Here's a breakdown of everything you need to know about PlayStation Stars.
How Does PlayStation Stars Work?
As touched on earlier, PlayStation Stars is free to join so long as you have an adult account for the PlayStation Network and accept the program’s terms of service. While you will earn certain benefits for being a PlayStation Plus member, the membership is not required to join PlayStation Stars.
The full PlayStation Stars experience is accessible through the PlayStation App on iOS and Android, though those interested can also sign up for the program at its website.
With PlayStation Stars, you earn rewards by completing a variety of campaigns and activities.
The "Monthly Check-In" campaign simply requires you to play any game on PlayStation to receive a reward. Other campaigns will ask you to earn specific trophies or be among one of the first players to platinum a blockbuster title in your country/region.
Campaigns are said to be updated regularly in the PlayStation App.
PlayStation Stars has four status levels that reflect the milestones you reach. They are based on the number of non-common trophies earned for gameplay as well as full game purchases from the PlayStation Store. The higher your level is, the more perks and benefits you can get.
Status levels aren't permanently earned, however, as when you reach a new status level, you will stay there for the remainder of the calendar year plus an additional 13 months.
There are two types of rewards up for grabs with PlayStation Stars — loyalty points and digital collectibles.
Points can be redeemed in a catalog that may include games, PSN wallet funds and digital collectibles. As an additional benefit, PlayStation Plus members enrolled in PlayStation Stars automatically earn points for purchases in the PlayStation Store.
Digital collectibles are described as "beautifully rendered" digital representations of things like figurines of characters and older Sony devices. There are said to be new collectibles to earn regularly, ultra-rare collectibles to strive for and "something surprising to collect just for fun."
Though some of the collectibles can be rare, Sony adds that they are not one-of-a-kind or leverage blockchain technology, so they can't be resold or traded.
The digital collectibles you earn can be arranged on a display case within the PlayStation App, which can be made private or viewable to others.
At launch, all PlayStation Stars members will be given the Star Gazer Telescope.