PlayStation 5 users who update to version 5.60 may receive free store credit with this system update.
Sony didn’t announce one upcoming change that might impact PlayStation Stars: an integration into PS5 system software’s privacy settings has recently included an option pertaining to who can see your PlayStation Stars level, according to Twistedvoxel’s report.
This effectively confirms that PlayStation Stars, currently only accessible through an app, will soon become accessible via console itself.
PlayStation Stars, launched last year, is a loyalty program in which gamers can unlock rewards by participating in “campaigns and activities”, including earning trophies or tournament wins or just checking in while playing their game of choice.
Most rewards offered through Playdom are rather disappointing; you can exchange your hard-earned points for… digital collectibles displayed digitally inside an electronic case! Not exactly life changing.
Though not widely publicized among PlayStation users, using points can actually save money on purchases at the PlayStation Store – effectively giving you free store credit just by playing games! While you might not get huge discounts this way, saving up enough points should yield significant discounts over time.
Sony will undoubtedly share more news as it introduces other features for PS5 over time, like Stars integration. Many users have reported trouble tracking points through what has been called an awkward app; hopefully Sony has plenty more features up their sleeve that it will show us soon enough!