The new program will be free to join later this year and members will be able to earn rewards by doing things that range from simply doing a “monthly check-in” by playing a game, or by being the first to get a platinum trophy of a game.
Members will also be able to earn points that can be redeemed for things such as PlayStation Network wallet funds and select PlayStation Store products. Those enrolled will automatically gain points for purchases made on the PlayStation Store.
PlayStation Stars also has “digital collectibles” that take the form of figurines of characters of Sony’s longstanding history, along with devices they have released along the way.
They do make clear though that these are not NFTs, a contentious subject that’s garnered more popularity over the past year. Sony’s Network Advertising Vice President Grace Chen said this to the Washington Post on the matter:
“It’s definitely not NFTs,” she said. “Definitely not. You can’t trade them or sell them. It is not leveraging any blockchain technologies and definitely not NFTs.”
What do you think of this? Are you a PlayStation owner planning to join it, as it is free?