Sony Interactive Entertainment has outlined the schedule, and yes, as with the three-tiered PlayStation Plus, Europe will be the last region to get it…
PlayStation Stars will launch via the PlayStation App on iOS and Android on September 29 in Asia (and Japan), followed by the Americas on October 5 and Europe and Australia on October 13. It’s free to join (even via PlayStation.com), but the console launch is still to come. You must accept the terms and conditions and have a PlayStation Network account. A PlayStation Plus subscription is not required, but members will get extras.
Here are the rest of the details from Sony: “With PlayStation Stars, you earn rewards by completing a variety of campaigns and activities. Our “Monthly Check-In” campaign requires you to play any game to receive a reward. Other campaigns will ask you to earn specific trophies or even be among one of the first players to platinum a blockbuster title in their country/region. One of our first campaigns is called “Hit Play/1994″, where members who correctly launch games that match song-based clues receive a unique collectable. Campaigns are updated regularly, so check the PlayStation App to see new campaigns.
There are two types of rewards—loyalty points and digital collectables. Points can be redeemed in a catalogue that may include PSN wallet funds, exclusive digital collectables and select PlayStation Store products. As an additional benefit, PlayStation Plus members enrolled in PlayStation Stars automatically earn points for purchases on PlayStation Store. Digital collectables are beautifully rendered digital representations of things that PlayStation fans enjoy, including figurines of beloved and iconic characters from games and other forms of entertainment and cherished devices that tap into Sony’s history of innovation. There will be new collectables to earn regularly, ultra-rare collectables to strive for, or something surprising to collect just for fun.
The digital collectables you earn or acquire can be arranged on a display case within the PlayStation App. If you choose, you can also set the display case to be viewed by others. By simply joining, all members will receive the Star Gazer Telescope at launch. We’ll have Punto, the gondolier from Ape Escape 2, PocketStation, Toro and Kuro celebrating, and more as some of the first digital collectables for members to earn or acquire. These digital collectables are created just for our loyalty program, and while some can be rare, they are not one-of-a-kind, nor does it leverage blockchain technology. They cannot be resold or traded. Digital collectables can only be earned or acquired through PlayStation Stars. A digital collectable’s rarity can be found on the campaign details screen and the collectable’s details page.
Your points balance can be found on PlayStation App under your Player Profile / PlayStation Stars Points History. Points can be used to redeem items in your Rewards Catalog, which may include digital collectables, games, or digital PSN wallet funds. To redeem your points, go to PlayStation App > Player Profile > Playstation Stars > Rewards Catalog. PSN wallet top-ups are not eligible for earning PlayStation Stars points.
PlayStation Stars will have four status levels that reflect the milestones you reach. They are based on the number of non-common trophies earned for gameplay and full game purchases from the PlayStation Store. The higher your level is, the more perks and benefits you can get. Once you reach a status level, you will stay there for the remainder of the calendar year plus an additional 13 months. For example, if you earned status level 2 in October, your Level 2 status would remain valid through that calendar year and continue for the next 13 months from January 1 of the following year, through January 31 of the following year,” Sony says.
At least there are no NFTs…