From now on, Sony would like to reward you for playing on your PlayStation with the PlayStation Stars program. The project will bring you not only collectibles but also better service. As of today, the loyalty program is also implemented in Europe and thus Germany.
Update from October 13, 2022: The PlayStation Stars loyalty program is now available in Europe and therefore also in Germany. The German website you can use to join is already online.
PlayStation: New loyalty program receives criticism
At the end of September, PlayStation Stars was already launched in Asia. In the meantime it is also available in the USA, but Europe and thus also Germany do not have to wait much longer. The project will be implemented on October 13thwhich is divided into a four-tier level system (Source: PlayStation Blog).
Membership is free and offers you a variety of campaigns and activities to collect loyalty points. You can then redeem the points in a catalog that may include PSN credit and select PlayStation Store products. If you have a PlayStation Plus subscription, you can also automatically earn points for purchases in the PlayStation Store. That sounds good in itself apparently there are also negative aspects.
By leveling at PlayStation Stars, you not only collect numerous digital items – it seems as if you will receive better support in the future when you reach level 4 in Germany as well. Several sources report from a “chat priority” for high-ranking Stars memberswhich makes it possible to contact customer service faster (Source: Automaton / SporeRose@Twitter).
Image source: VGC
This has met with a fair amount of criticism on social media. “Customer service has to be equal. Some people only like a few titles, and some players don’t have the money or time for it,” wrote Twitter user akutarosu (source: Twitter), for example.
In a video, Sony shows some of the digital collectibles:
PlayStation Stars – Digital Collectibles
PlayStation Stars: Players discover fifth tier for loyalty program
So far there are officially four levels in the program – but last week was in the mobile app discovered a fifth stage been. This should be called “Diamond” and only be accessible to invited players.
The source has since been deleted, but fast netizens arguably got the description on PlayStation’s website: “In an endless sea of stars, there seems to be no place to hide. But you wouldn’t be here if you let challenges like this stop you. Welcome to level 5″ (Source: VGC). It is not known if and when this stage will be officially confirmed.