Sony Interactive Entertainment has shared a first look at the digital collectibles users will be able to earn through its upcoming PlayStation Stars rewards program, as well as announced that the service will launch in most markets starting with Asia (including Japan) later in September, followed by the Americas and Europe at a later date.
The digital collectibles are 3D representations of things that PlayStation fans enjoy, including Sony consumer electronics devices.
The first look examples include a scene with Punto the gondolier from Ape Escape 2, PlayStation 3, PocketStation, Toro and Kuro celebrating a birthday, Chord Machine, and Polygon Man.
“Created just for PlayStation Stars, these digital collectibles can only be earned through our loyalty program,” said Sony Interactive Entertainment vice president of loyalty and licensed merchandise Grace Chen on PlayStation Blog. “In some instances, collectibles will be provided as a way to commemorate past activities, achievements, or product ownership. They range in rarity, just like the actual products on which they are based or the effort required to earn them. Once you’ve earned collectibles, you can arrange them in a virtual display case within the PlayStation App and, if you choose, you may display your collectibles case within your PlayStation Network profile to friends. There will be different ways to acquire or earn collectibles—the primary way will be through completing campaigns. ”
Chen continued, “The campaigns in PlayStation Stars will be fun, delightful, and yes, sometimes challenging to complete. A campaign may be a point-earning or collectible-earning activity. One of our first campaigns is ‘Hit Play/1994,’ where members who correctly launch games that match song-based clues receive a special collectible. More campaign details to come.”
Watch the first look video below.