Sony Online Entertainment’s Player Studio, which allows users to create and sell in-game content in specific SOE titles, has earned one user over $100,000, as SOE President John Smedley touted in a recent interview (thanks to GI.biz). Details on the user, including his or her identity and the items they created, were not released.
Player Studio is a program that includes a suite of tools and pre-loaded templates which allow users to create content that can then be sold on the SOE marketplace. Once an item has been submitted and approved, the user then receives 40-percent of that item’s net sales. Submissions vary based on the game, but they tend to be aesthetic creations players can purchase, and range from a new design for armor to items you can use to decorate a virtual house.
The tools debuted 18 months ago, and they currently allow for the creation of items in EverQuest, EverQuest II, and PlanetSide II. They will also support EverQuest Next when it is released. Player Studio is open to anyone over the age of 18 with a valid SOE Station account in good standing. At the moment it is only open to users in the U.S., but SOE has confirmed plans to expand the other countries in the future.
For more information on how to submit items, SOE has a full list of requirements on its website as well as some tips on how to get started.