Sony has announced over the weekend the launch of a new initiative called PlayStation HEROES that will give PlayStation owners the chance to play celebrities and professional athletes inter favourite games.
To create the new PlayStation HEROES service PlayStation has teamed up up with celebrities to support charities and the first PlayStation HEROES event will feature snowboarder Shaun White playing Bungie’s new Destiny game during March 2015.
The PlayStation HEROES app is available to pre-order from today and provides early access to purchase dynamic themes, which serve as entries to win a chance to play Destiny with Shaun next month.
The PS HEROS themes are priced at $1, $5, $10 or $15 with each dollar spent counting as one sweepstakes entry. There will also be a special $20 bundle for all four themes that will count as 31 entries, and all funds raised from entries will benefit the Make-A-Wish charity. Sony explains more :
“Winners will play some of the biggest PS4 games with cultural icons from the sports and entertainment worlds, online via PlayStation Network and in person.
Here’s how it works: PS4 owners will purchase and download digital themes and other items via an official PlayStation HEROES app, with each dollar spent providing you with a sweepstakes entry to win one of the celebrity gaming sessions. Ninety percent of the purchase price of those items will help aid some amazing charitable organizations including Make-A-Wish, The USO and The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
To celebrate PlayStation HEROES and kick start our support for these incredible causes, we’re donating $100,000 to each charity.”
For more information on the new PlayStation HEROES service jump over to the PS Blog website for details via the link below.
Source: PS Blog