PlayStation’s community celebration event, Days of Play, is back for 2021. Sony announced as much in a PlayStation Blog post published today. There’s quite a lot to look forward to, including a free multiplayer weekend, PS Store sale, and exclusive avatars and themes to unlock, for those that fancy getting involved. The event kick starts next Monday, May 18, and runs until June 8, with registration open from today. To participate, simply hop over to the Days of Play website here, and register your PlayStation Network sign-in ID. The event is open to most territories worldwide, including a bevy of countries in Europe, South America, Asia, and North America.
Days of Play Stages
Sony’s structured Days of Play 2021 in three stages, each assigned a set of community goals. For the first stage, players will need to accumulate 2.4 million games played and 7.2 million trophies to unlock an exclusive PS4 dynamic theme and PlayStation Network avatar. Stage two pushes the goal to 2.9 million games and 8.5 trophies in exchange for five exclusive PlayStation Network avatars, including Ellie from The Last of Us Part II and Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn. Finally, stage three asks players to play 3 million games and earn 9 million trophies to unlock yet another exclusive PS4 dynamic theme and an exclusive PlayStation Network avatar.
Each stage has bonus goals, which grant further prizes – more about those on the blog post. Finally, if all goals are reached on June 8, Sony will dish an additional PlayStation Network avatar and PS4 theme.
PlayStation Store Sale
Details are thin on this one, but ‘later this month,’ Sony is planning a special Days of Play sale, featuring a range of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games. Sony promises more details soon. Going by last year’s sale, we should see some heavy discounts on hundreds of titles.
Free Online Multiplayer Weekend
Last, but not least, Days of Play 2021 involves a free online multiplayer weekend, a feature usually reserved for PlayStation Plus subscribers. There’s no exact date for when this is going to take place just yet.
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