The new PlayStation loyalty program has not even arrived in Brazil, but it is already bringing its controversies. Apparently, in addition to the four status levels already announced, a fifth would be offered to invite only. In this way, it would not be possible to reach the category called “Diamond” of its own volition, something that does not excite many fans of the brand.
For someone to climb into the platform, the person just needs to buy games and perform tasks such as earning trophies or completing activities. Thus, any player can reach the desired categories, receiving pampering and digital content by Sony.
So far so good. Most loyalty programs work in a similar way. However, a user reddit discovered information within the PS App about a fifth status, called “Diamond”. Even without giving details about what this tier could offer, the most curious discovery is the fact that this level can only be reached through an invitation.
That is, it does not depend exclusively on the player.
In addition, upon reaching this point, the person should receive a legendary grade digital collectible. In it, some Astros, the brand’s little robot, are playing around an object. The description says the following:
In an endless sea of stars, there seems to be nowhere to hide. But you wouldn’t be here if you let challenges like this stop you. Welcome to level 5.
As all of this is on the PlayStation website and app, we can confirm its veracity. However, the company has not yet commented on the matter, so we will have to wait a little longer to better understand what this fifth category is really about.
Controversies already mark the debut of PlayStation Stars
Arriving in Brazil on October 5th, the loyalty program for PlayStation owners promises to offer various rewards for fans.
However, in Japan, a question arose about level 4. One of its characteristics is the priority in service on the customer support page, something that was not welcomed. No one wants to feel like they’re being pushed aside by a privileged few.
This is exactly what can happen with a fifth invite-only status.
It is worth noting that, depending on how this gift will be delivered to players, many users will be able to negotiate these entries, creating more headache for the program and for Sony.