Sony Online Entertainment’s Player Studio, the program that allows players to create and sell in-game items, is now available for PlanetSide 2, the publisher announced today. The company launched the Player Studio last year for EverQuest, EverQuest 2 and Free Realms. For now, the PlanetSide 2 Player Studio is open only to U.S. players. It’s a pretty cool system for creating new in game items, and you can even make some real money if you get really in to it.
Users can download sample geometry files for items such as decals, hood ornaments and helmets, and import them into software like Maya and Photoshop to understand how to create them. Then they can present their own submissions to Sony Online for approval. Creators will get 40 percent of the revenue — in real money — from sales of their items on the SOE Marketplace.
“Player Studio™ is a new program that invites (initially US-based) players to download sample geometry, learn how virtual items are constructed, and try designing items. You can try your hand at writing a creative name, item description, and rationale for how it fits into the ongoing storyline,” the update read. “Selected items will be offered for sale in the SOE Marketplace alongside items created by staff artists, priced in SOE’s Station Cash virtual currency. Revenue from the sale of these items will be shared back with the creative player.”
PlanetSide 2 launched on Windows PC last November and will be released on PlayStation 4 later this year.
Source: PlanetSide 2