8comments Sony Turning Players Into Creators
Posted Fri 7th Sep 2012 9:32pm by Kelly Miller
Players allowed to create and sell unique content for Sony Products
User created content seems to be all the rage these days. Of course, many could argue that in the gaming space it has always been this way. From mods to classic and current PC games to level creation in the likes of the popular Playstation platformer Little Big Planet. Sony is apparently ready to stick it's mitts in the pot with Player Studio; a service that will allow players to create player made content for games such as the MMORPG Everyquest.
When submitting content players need to give a description of the content, explain how it fits into a games narrative, and then hopefully it will be placed in the Sony Online Marketplace. The content can then be purchased by players, netting the creator 60% of the profit while Sony pockets 40%.
In essence this turns the hardcore fanbase into developers and gives the game a self-sufficient content base for players to create the content that they want to see. Currently items such as armor and weapons are the only content that can be created. Currently there is no news as to whether they will expand on what can be created in the future. More information about the Player Studio will be, according to the official website, be released at the SOE Live event on October 18-21, 2012.
According to an article by PC Gamer, SOE President John Smedley said that “"At SOE, we believe everyone is a gamer at heart, and our goal with Player Studio is to provide a platform on which our players can further explore their inner gamer while showcasing their passion for the games they love,"
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