PlayStation Evaluating Player Interest In Purchasing NFTs In EVO survey
PlayStation is looking to evaluate player interest in purchasing NFTs or Digital Collectibles in a survey conducted at EVO 2022.
“Which of the following NFT/Digital Collectibles would you most want to buy?” is among the questions asked in a poll at EVO 2022. This information was shared on Twitter by a recipient of the survey known as snorlaxownz. The answer options include PlayStation goods, favorite video game characters, favorite music artists, favorite e-sports players and teams, and EVO-branded collectibles.
Hey @wario64 a special PlayStation quest at EVO is asking players about what gaming NFTs they want to see from PlayStation. pic.twitter.com/Vwd5Q3cHn1
— Snorlax Ownz (@snorlaxownz) August 5, 2022
A new PlayStation Stars loyalty program was announced by Sony last month, which is said to give PlayStation owners the opportunity to acquire digital collectibles. However, Sony did clarify back then that it has no plans to make use of blockchain technology, and that the digital collectibles featured in the PlayStation Stars program would, therefore, not be NFTs, unlike the ones specifically categorized as such in the EVO 2022 poll.
Industry analyst Daniel Ahmad also suggests that the question asked in the EVO poll is independent of the PlayStation Stars program. He adds that the term ‘digital collectables’ is often used interchangeably with NFTs.
This isn't related to PlayStation Stars in this case
digital collectables is just a term that is used interchangeably with NFTs
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) August 5, 2022
The PlayStation Stars program will allow members to accumulate loyalty points. Points may be exchanged for a variety of items, including PSN wallet funds and select PlayStation Store products. Additionally, PlayStation Plus subscribers who sign up for PlayStation Stars will immediately receive points for any purchases made through the PlayStation Store.
Sony hopes this new program brings to mind past gaming memories while making players excited for the future with PlayStation: commemorating the different gaming eras, charting new paths to explore, and bringing players together for global celebrations. The console maker aims to develop the program further in the years to come. The program will begin some time later this year in staged regional rollouts, and the company is currently conducting preliminary testing.