The PlayStation MVP Program is being shut down according to an email sent out to users (via NeoGAF). Sony sent the email informing users that the program will be shutting down this coming Monday, April 18.
“As of Monday, April 18, PlayStation will no longer actively support the MVP Program,” reads a line from the notice. “We want to thank you for your participation in the program and your enthusiasm in making PlayStation the best place to play.”
Sony is still looking for ways to stay committed to “empower the vibrant PlayStation community across our on-console and digital ecosystem.”
For those who don’t know what the PlayStation MVP Program is, the official description reads:
“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 PlayStation Community Management team.”
The program was set up to where people had to apply in order to get in. However, according to some lucky people that were able to get in, the closure had been coming for quite some time. A user from NeoGAF who was in the program had this to say:
“Since about January or so, the MVP program has been in a state of confusion,” they said. “No one really knew what was going on, but we had assumed something would be changing.”