What sounded like a very promising program has now turned many PlayStations fans bitter, but in a predictable kind of way. Over the weekend we told you about Sony's new rewards program that allows you to cash in trophies you have earned in for points, which can go toward purchasing new titles and DLC in their shop. In essence, all your hard work over the years would finally pay off as you could cash in all those trophies for something tangible that you could enjoy. So what was the catch? It only works for trophies you earn after the program started, and that only users in the United States are eligible for the program.
Honestly, that doesn't come as much of a shock when you say it aloud. But it does kind of kill the dreams of many hardcore players who have probably logged thousands of hours on their consoles and have enough in their account to basically buy a new library of games. Fans took their disdain over it to Reddit and other forums where they signed up only to learn the details after logging in. Nevermind not allowing the backlog of earned trophies, the fact that it was regulated to one country has got to be making others hot. Will Sony learn from this and put in a quick fix, or is this how it is regardless? We'll find out in the weeks to come.