Sony’s PlayStation MVP program was established to aid in community growth, but it will sadly be disbanded as of April 18.“As of Monday, April 18, PlayStation will no longer actively support the MVP Program,” reads a notice sent to members. “We want to thank you for your participation in the program and your enthusiasm in making PlayStation the best place to play.” The program consisted of users who were active in the forums and community growth. MVPs ranged from Curators to Social Media Specialists, all willing to help users at the drop of a hat. This service provided users who actively supported the community ways to “empower the vibrant community across our on-console and digital ecosystem.” via creating content on the network or helping other users on the forums.
Users could apply for membership to the program through Sony’s website. The official description of the MVP program is “As a member of the PlayStation MVP, you’ll help host exclusive game events and tournaments, create content such as walk-throughs and help articles for fellow PlayStation gamers on the PlayStation Forums, and share your expert opinions on PlayStation products through exclusive panels and discussion sessions with the Community Management team.” A lot of positive things came from this. The PS community grew exponentially.
The MVP program went dark months ago so it’s not a big surprise that the program has ended. Yet it will not have died in vain. The community these users have shaped will continue to grow and thrive. Many users still regularly create walkthroughs and reviews, keeping the solidarity of the users and the network together hopefully for years to come. If we can learn anything from the MVP program, it’s that together we can make things even more epic!